If we are talking about appearance, this T-Roc looks pretty damn good! Inside and out. The sporty exterior has a flashy front grille, nice looking lights, roof rails as standard and a bulked up back, rounding out that SUV look.
Just like the Volkswagens I’ve had in the past, the T-Roc is easy and a bit of fun to drive. The car has a sturdy, safe feeling on the road, though steering is still light, with a nice, tight turning circle.
The leather steering wheel feels high quality, and adds to that stable, strong feeling.
The T-Roc is easy and a bit of fun to drive.
The optional double sunroof on this model makes the kids happy in the back - though when closed some sunlight does still come through. I'd rather have the option of full cover.
I was surprised at the lack of electrics on the seats, it seems a missed feature when everything else feels top-of-the-range.
The seats are very comfortable, and the back is best suited to children. My little one described it as ‘cosy’ - funny from someone less than a metre tall.
I had two car seats in the back, one booster and one five-point harness, and you’d really be pushing it to include a third seat.
The back is best suited to children.
The boot is 445 litres (VDA) - really good for a car of this size, and you can certainly get a pram or a few suitcases in there. There is also an adjustable base to the boot which you can raise for easier access, or drop down for more room.
The boot is 445 litres (VDA).
In addition is easy access from the back seat into the boot through the middle seat, making packing those skis or longer items into the car simple.
You can certainly get a pram or a few suitcases in the boot.
There are only two cupholders in the front console, and two in the door (that are a little impractical to use with most bigger bottles) but there’s not really room for any more.
There are two more cupholders for the back seat in the flip down middle console. The back seat also gets directional air vents, which is a bonus in a car this size, as well as two USB-C ports.
These high quality leather seats have a three-colour accent to the trim.
There is keyless entry and start, and it is easy to open and close the boot (it opens with a button on the remote, and can close with either the remote or a button on the door).
The sound system in this car rocks. This model came with the optional Beats premium audio which gives a quality sound that is easily adjusted to exactly how you like to listen to your tunes on the road.
The 8.0-inch multimedia screen is seamlessly integrated into the dash.
The optional digital dashboard in front of the steering wheel is what Volkswagen calls a ‘Digital Cockpit’. It is customisable and shows all the information you would normally get on the centre display right in front of you.
This seems like a really safe addition on this model so you aren’t looking away to see information about your drive.
If you did want to plug your phone in though, the connection isn’t with a standard USB, but rather the newer USB-C connector. There are four of those throughout the T-Roc Style's cabin.
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