The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
If you like a raised driving position, you’ll like the Volkswagen T-Roc. It places you higher above the road than other small SUVs including the Kia Stonic, Seat Arona and Skoda Kamiq. It’s a doddle to get comfortable, with a supportive driver’s seat that has a good amount of adjustment and adjustable lumbar support as standard on all trim levels. All that is complemented by the reach-and-rake adjustable steering wheel.
The dashboard is arranged in a sensible way, with all the knobs and buttons within easy reach. All versions come with a clear digital instrument panel (in place of analogue dials) and controls on the steering wheel for cycling through the various displays. You can even show a full-width map on the driver display if sat-nav is fitted.
For added support, there’s the option of a rear-view camera on all versions. We’d advise adding it, as it’ll make parking even easier and won’t set you back all that much, costing around the same as a fancy pair of headphones.
Bright automatic LED headlights, which offer great illumination at night, are standard on all trim levels. Style trim models upgrade those headlights to LED Plus, which offer adaptive full beam that can be left on without blinding other road users.