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Volkswagen T-ROC 2021

Our most recent review of the 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc resulted in a score of 9 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Byron Mathioudakis had this to say at the time: Small SUVs are suddenly becoming very, very accomplished. The Toyota C-HR moved the game on in 2017, followed by the Kia Seltos last year and, in 2020, the Mazda CX-30 and now the VW T-Roc.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Byron Mathioudakis liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen T-Roc: Value given level of engineering prowess, Interior design and execution, Rousing performance, handling and roadholding

Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Price and Specs

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Volkswagen T-ROC Model Body Type Specs Price
140TSI Sport SUV 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $40,490
X Special Edition SUV 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $42,990
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Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Interior

The interior is stylish but fun and not your typical Volkswagon. It's got a leather steering wheel with the coveted flat-ish bottomed shape, a streamlined centre console area with high gloss accents and aluminium trims. The foot pedals are also finished in that same aluminium. 

You can take it up a notch by opting for the luxury package which will give you things like leather seats and a sunroof, which costs extra. 

Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Accessories

The 2021 Volkswagen T Roc gives you Apple Carplay and Android Auto, LED headlights,  digital cockpit, auto emergency braking and other advanced safety features and 18 inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Accessories

Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen T-Roc here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What small all-wheel drive hatchback should I buy?

    Small all-wheel drive hatchbacks are rare in Australia, as only a comparatively tiny number of people live in the sort of environments that require the added traction and surety that AWD provides.

    Also, most Australian consumers seeking AWD tend to go for smaller SUVs, since they are easier to get in and out of, offer a higher seating position and generally enjoy better resale values. On the flipside, SUVs cost more to buy and run, are not as stable at increased speeds due to their higher centre of gravity and are larger to manoeuvre in tighter parking spots than a small hatchback.

    The Subaru Impreza remains the least expensive small AWD hatchback you can buy new, as well as the sole mainstream-branded model starting at under $30,000.

    However, while the latest-generation Impreza launched in 2016 it's a huge improvement over previous iterations (with service intervals finally extended  to 12 months/12,500km), there are a few more compelling alternatives in small crossovers – that is, the in-between segment between small cars and SUVs; they boast a few extra centimetres of ground clearance without the bulk. Note only a few crossovers offer AWD as an option.

    A recent stint in the new Impreza-derived XV 2.0L Hybrid revealed it to be a powerful and economical crossover with excellent handling and road-holding capabilities. The same applies to the Mazda3-based CX-30 AWD, the Toyota C-HR 1.2L-turbo AWD and Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI 4Motion - though none are as frugal as the Subaru.

    If you're not sold on the idea of an crossover AWD and prefer a small AWD hatchback, then your only other option is to stretch to premium European hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic, BMW M135i xDrive, Audi A3 quattro and Volkswagen Golf R. But all generally cost upwards of $60,000 drive-away - and that's before some of the more desirable options fitted.

    Finally, unless you are travelling hundreds of kilometres ever week, there is probably no benefit choosing diesel over petrol, as the former fuel is dirtier for the environment and not as quiet and refined as the latter. Additionally, diesels are falling out of favour with buyers due to their harmful emissions, and most companies are switching to petrol/electric hybrids as a solution. Again, this means the Subaru XV Hybrid AWD.

    A long response we know, Jan, but we hope this helps.

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  • What car should I replace my 2011 Hyundai i20 with?

    You’ve layed out some challenging requirements here. You’d like a small SUV with a bit of ride comfort and clearly a bit of performance too, given your question about the i30 N.
    I think you’ll find the ride harsh on the i30 N, especially since you found the ride on the Kona harsh already. Keep in mind the i30 N is a hot hatch and has the suspension to match.
    I find the Subaru XV has very nice ride comfort for the small SUV segment, but I also feel that you will be disappointed with the performance from its 2.0-litre engine. You may also want to consider the new Hybrid Toyota C-HR. The Hybrid drive gives it a smidge of extra kick and it’s a fuel consumption hero, too.
    For a better blend of performance and ride, really only the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Karoq are going to excel in the small SUV crowd. In terms of ownership both now have five year warranties, and you can (and should) pre-package five years of servicing on top at a discount.

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Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Seats

There are five seats in the T-Roc which are in a cool two tone fabric, covered in mesh which makes the fabric feel smooth to touch, and then a cream leather trim. It really sets the tone for the feel of the car. 

Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Seats

Volkswagen T-ROC 2021 Speed

The 2021 Volkswagen T Roc accelerates from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds.