Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Parkers VerdictShould you buy a Volkswagen T-Cross?

Yes, although there are more characterful offerings in the small SUV market. It's a typical offering from Volkswagen – solid, capable, and ever so slightly dull. If you're looking for a small family car, there’s much to warrant picking a T-Cross over its rivals. It's a safe, good-looking choice that offers few surprises, and it wears the right badge. 

If you've read this far, you'll have already worked out that there are other small SUVs that offer more interesting styling or a better driving experience. We'd recommend taking a Ford Puma, Renault Captur or a Peugeot 2008 over a T-Cross if it's a feel-good small family car you're looking for. The T-Cross has deeper qualities, though, even if it is at the pricier end of the spectrum.

The T-Cross doesn’t do any single thing spectacularly well, but it is a thoroughly competent all-rounder. Not only that, it feels more like an SUV than the closely-related SEAT Arona and Skoda Kamiq, while simultaneously feeling more special than the Polo it’s based on. Bear in mind that on the finance deals. While the monthly payments on a T-Cross are reasonable, an Arona or Kamiq can be had for considerably less money – around £50 per month cheaper for a comparable model.

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