VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC

Volkswagen T Roc

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How much does the Volkswagen T Roc cost to run?

The 1.0L petrol is the most economical Volkswagen T Roc to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen T Roc 1.0L petrol costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does just over 55 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Suzuki Sx4 S Cross 1.0L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Fiat 500X 1.0L petrol, but higher than the Jeep Renegade 1.0L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.5L petrol1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
mpg54.3 - 55.451.4 - 53.364.256.541.5
emissions117 - 119121 - 124115132155
tax£30.00£125.00£30.00£145.00£200.00
insuranceGroup 11 - 13Group 16 - 18Group 23 - 26Group 19Group 23 - 24

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volkswagen T Roc: How big is the boot?

The Volkswagen T Roc has an above average boot space (435 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Volkswagen T Roc easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Citroen C4 Cactus.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the T Roc is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 566mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Dacia Sandero Stepway.

Which Volkswagen T Roc has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen T Roc from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 320 lbs/ft torque and 190 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Mercedes Benz GLA 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Volkswagen T Roc to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.5L petrol1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
zeroTo6210.18.410.98.77.2
torque200250250340320
bhp115150115150190

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volkswagen T Roc tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volkswagen T Roc 2.0L diesel which has 340 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1700kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.