Volkswagen T-Roc review

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8 Nov 2017 16:20 | Last updated: 15 Oct 2018 15:28

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Volkswagens tend to be great box tickers; they’re usually cars that appeal to your rational side rather than your emotional one. But with its smallest SUV, the German brand is hoping to show that it can do flair as well as functionality.

At the cheaper end of the line-up, the T-Roc competes with the likes of the Seat Arona and Kia Stonic, even though it's fractionally bigger than those models. However, move up the T-Roc range and you'll quickly find yourself in Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman territory.

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To help it stand out in this busy marketplace, the T-Roc has a more raked rear end than most rivals, wheels of up to 19in in diameter, aluminium exterior detailing and a distinctive front-end design with a new style of daytime running lights (at least on high-end models).

However, VW is also hoping to tempt potential buyers by offering a range of petrol engines along with one diesel option, plenty of standard equipment, good safety provisions and the option of four-wheel drive. So how does the T-Roc stack up and which version is best? Read on to find out.

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There are 5 trims available for the T-Roc hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
S
If you want to keep the T-Roc as cheap as possible, this is the trim to go for, but you still get a lot of standard equipment. Dual-zone climate control, automatic emergency braking and an 8.0in to...View trim
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SE
On top of what's available with S trim, SE gets adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, two USB ports, bigger alloy wheels and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring...View trim
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Design
As well equipped as the SE model is, we'd be tempted to step up to Design, because this brings a host of styling details that make the T-Roc look far more distinctive, including twin chrome-effect...View trim
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SEL
SEL trim is the range-topper and adds 18in alloys (rather than 17in ones) and the Active Info Display digital instrument dials. However, you have to go for one of the bigger engines, so it makes th...View trim
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R Line
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