Volkswagen T-Roc (2017) Review

by Jim McGill

 

Overall user rating

4.0

Volkswagen has entered what is currently the most popular, and competitive sector in the UK car industry: the small crossover SUV segment. That means VW’s new T-Roc now goes head-to-head with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008, plus VW Group stablemates the Audi Q2, Skoda Karoq and Seat Ateca.
Based on the platform which supports the class-leading Golf, the T-Roc range starts at £18,950 and rises to £31,485.
It’s available in four trim levels — S, SE, Design and SEL — plus either two-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive 4Motion. A range-topping R-Line spec arrives next year.
We check out what is expected to be the best-selling engine, the 115PS 1.0-litre 2WD petrol mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. While it’s the mid-range SE which is expected to be the top seller, we have the Design model, which starts at £20,310.

Pros

  • High safety levels
  • Comfortable, relaxed drive
  • Well equipped
  • Good infotainment

Cons

  • Top-spec trims pricey
  • Rear space bit tight
  • Some plasticky fittings

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