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Volkswagen T-Cross

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Volkswagen T-Cross

(2019 - present)

    Summary


    The Volkswagen T-Cross is a small SUV/crossover based on the Polo supermini hatchback. It is the smallest model in Volkswagen’s SUV range, sitting just below the slightly larger T-Roc.

    The T-Cross has received good to very good reviews from the UK motoring media since its launch in early 2019. As of June 2022, it has an Expert Rating of 72% based on 27 reviews, which is very competitive in the small SUV/crossover segment – although a few points behind the class-leading Ford Puma.

    The Volkswagen T-Cross has received particular praise for its comfort, practicality and driving dynamics. However, it has been marked down for providing less value than some cheaper rivals, as well as being less economical as well. The interior quality is also considered disappointing compared to other Volkswagen models.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol, diesel
    Price: From £22,130 on-road

    Launched: Spring 2019
    Last updated: Summer 2020
    Replacement due: TBA


    Media reviews


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: May 2019
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 97%
    Child protection: 86%
    Vulnerable road users: 81%
    Safety assist: 80%

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    As of June 2022, the Volkswagen T-Cross has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    If the T-Cross is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Volkswagen T-Cross to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as we have sufficient data on the T-Cross, we’ll publish the score here.

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    If you’re looking at the Volkswagen T-Cross, you might also be interested in these alternatives

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    Volkswagen T-CrossThe Volkswagen T-Cross has received consistently good media reviews, with particular praise for its comfort and driving dynamics.