2017 Volkswagen T-Roc review: A fashion-first VW

The VW T-Roc is a small SUV that sits in between the Nissan Qashqai and Nissan Juke in size. Its main rivals include the Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman, but it’s more practical than both, so if you’re after a high-riding, funky-looking hatchback with a range of spry petrols and diesels, you’re looking in the right place.  

Body Style: 5 door SUV

Seats: 5

MRP from £20,425-£31,485 

2018 Volkswagen T-Roc

Did you know? In 2017, one in every three cars sold globally is an SUV 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 8.0 / 10

The VW T-Roc is a small SUV that promises good practicality, slick dynamics, affordable running costs and those all-important chunky, high-riding 4x4 looks and contrast colour options. It does the job of a fashion-first compact crossover in typically efficient, capable VW way. Even so, our main quibbles are that the interior plastics feel cheap in areas, and the low-speed ride is firm. Pricing is a touch punchy, too, since the Audi Q2 has the more desirable badge but is similarly priced – albeit the Audi isn’t as well equipped and has older engines.

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