Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 front right cornering shot

Volkswagen T-Roc review

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Volkswagens tend to be great box tickers; they’re usually cars that appeal to your rational side rather than tug merrily away at your heartstrings. But with the Volkswagen T-Roc, its smallest SUV, the German giant is hoping to show that it can do flair as well as functionality.

It could be described as betwixt and between the competition, because at the cheaper end of its line-up the T-Roc competes with slightly smaller SUVs, including the Seat Arona and Kia Stonic. If you’re interested in its pricier trim tiers, though, then you’re pushing into the premium-badge territory of Audi’s Q2 and the Mini Countryman.

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To help it stand out in this busy marketplace, the T-Roc has a rugged yet distinctly urban-SUV flavour, including a more rakish rear end than most of its rivals. As you move up the range it is further distinguished by swanky LED daytime running lights and contrasting elements, such as the roof and door mirrors.

There’s substance, too. VW is looking to tempt potential buyers with a fulsome range of engines and the option of front- or four-wheel drive. The T-Roc is also packed with the latest technology for both convenience and safety.

How does the T-Roc stack up, and which version is best? Read on to find out and, if you decide you want to buy a T-Roc, be sure to check out our latest new car deals by clicking here. You could save a big chunk of cash without the need to haggle.

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Engines
There are 5 engines available for the T-Roc hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
OUR PICK
1.0 TSI 115
The 113bhp three-cylinder 1.0-litre is expected to be the biggest seller and, thanks to...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH10.1 secs
MPG54.3-54.3
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£18,395
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1.6 TDI 115
We’re yet to try the 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel...View engine
Fuel Diesel
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0-62 MPH10.9 secs
MPG64.2-64.2
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£20,583
Average Saving £982
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1.5 TSI 150
If you fancy some extra vim it's worth looking at the 148bhp 1.5-litre engine. It is no...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.4 secs
MPG50.4-52.3
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£21,672
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2.0 TDI 150
The 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel is also pricey, but it does pull well from low revs and, as...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH8.7 secs
MPG57.6-57.6
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£27,784
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2.0 TSI 190
The flagship 187bhp 2.0-litre petrol comes as standard with the automatic ‘box and four...View engine
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GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.2 secs
MPG41.5-41.5
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£30,542
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