Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 8.4 - 9.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 39.2 - 44.8 mpg
  • All engines will be cheap to run
  • Cabriolet is more expensive than standard T-Roc
  • All-petrol lineup with no frugal diesel or hybrid

The T-Roc Cabriolet’s engine lineup is a pair of efficient petrols which both promise impressive fuel economy.

The most efficient is also the least powerful – it’s a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol that returns a claimed 45.1mpg, with CO2 emissions of 142g/km.

The same engine in the standard T-Roc SUV returns 47.8mpg and 134g/km, so there’s not too large an economy penalty to be made for choosing the Cabriolet.

If you want more power, the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol returns 42.8mpg and 150g/km, while this engine’s also available with an automatic gearbox that pushes consumption to 41.9mpg and 153g/km of CO2.

During our time with the 1.5-litre manual we found 40mpg to be easy to achievable – especially as this isn’t a car that encourages you to press on. We’d probably opt for this engine as the need to push the 1.0-litre harder in order to keep up with traffic would likely harm economy.

Residual values look set to be strong – Volkswagen’s brand image in the UK is stellar, and the T-Roc Cabriolet will likely be more desirable if resale time comes when the weather is fine.

Reliability

  • Roof mechanism well proven on past VW convertibles
  • Recalls for base T-Roc shouldn’t affect Cabriolet
  • Standard three-year warranty

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet reliability shouldn’t prove too concerning. The folding roof is similar to that used on previous Golf and Beetle convertibles, and has a simple mechanism that should be fairly resistant to failure.

Other mechanicals are well proven across the rest of the T-Roc range – and indeed the Volkswagen, Skoda and SEAT ranges in general.

The base T-Roc has been recalled four times, but this was before the T-Roc Cabriolet was introduced and as a result these issues shouldn’t affect these models.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 14 - 21
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