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Volkswagen T-Roc

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Volkswagen T-Roc

(2017 - present)

    Summary


    The Volkswagen T-Roc is a compact SUV/crossover that sits between the larger Tiguan and smaller T-Cross in the Volkswagen SUV family. It was unveiled in the summer of 2017 with the first cars arriving in the UK by Christmas the same year.

    There is a high-performance model called the T-Roc R, and a convertible version of the T-Roc, called the T-Roc Cabriolet, has been on sale in the UK since 2020.

    The Volkswagen T-Roc has received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating of 73% (as of June 2022) that is competitive in its market segment. The T-Roc has received particular praise for its comfort and overall refinement. However, it has been criticised for not maintaining the same sort of interior quality that the rest of the Volkswagen range offers, while top-spec models are relatively expensive compared to its rivals.

    In a 2020 What Car? survey of the most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the Volkswagen T-Roc ranked equal 47th.

    A T-Roc facelift arrived in the UK in Spring 2022, consisting minor of exterior styling tweaks and on-board tech updates.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Compact SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol, diesel
    Price: From £52,695 on-road

    Launched: Autumn 2017
    Last updated: Summer 2019
    Next update due: Spring 2022


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: November 2017
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    Adult protection: 96%
    Child protection: 87%
    Vulnerable road users: 79%
    Safety assist: 71%

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

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

    If and when the T-Roc is tested by Green NCAP, we’ll 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-Roc 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-Roc, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volkswagen T-Roc has received

    2021

    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV for Comfort

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    Volkswagen T-RocThe Volkswagen T-Roc has received generally positive media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating that is very competitive in its market segment.