Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

How much space is there?

  • Lots of headroom
  • Useful storage bins
  • Big boot, but load lip is high

The T-Roc is relatively spacious for a car of this size. Although it’s very slightly shorter than the current VW Golf, it has a similar amount of interior space and a much bigger boot. That means families – and young families in particular – will find it more than big enough.

Not only is there plenty of space in the front, but the rear seats are also very commodious, with bags of headroom and perfectly acceptable legroom, too. Taller passengers might not find it especially generous, but it’s adequate. Add in a selection of useful cubbies, cupholders and storage bins and the T-Roc becomes a very practical family car.

Boot space and storage

The T-Roc’s boot measures 445 litres, which makes it noticeably more spacious than a Toyota C-HR’s or a Nissan Qashqai’s. It’s so roomy, in fact, that even the larger Tiguan – Volkswagen’s answer to the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 – is only slightly more capacious.

Fold the back seats down and the space expands to 1,237 litres, with the 60/40-split rear seats lying almost flat when they’re stowed away. However, while the boot floor may remain fairly level, there is quite a high loading lip over which you’ll need to haul heavier objects. If you’re regularly putting pushchairs or other bulky items in there, you’ll have to bear that in mind.

But while lugging heavy things in and out will not always be easy, there are some accessibility features that make life a little simpler. The T-Roc is available with a ski hatch in the centre rear seat, for example, allowing you to carry long and narrow items without folding down the back seats, and a power-operated tailgate is also on offer. 

Is it easy to park?

The T-Roc’s relatively compact dimensions make it quite an easy car to drive despite the generous interior room. It’ll slot neatly into a regular parking space, and there are sensors at the front and rear on every model, giving you that little extra peace of mind.

Optional extras include a rear-view camera that improves visibility greatly, and there’s also a Park Assist function, which takes control of the steering to guide the car into a space. It works for parallel or perpendicular spaces, and all you have to take care of is change gear, accelerate and brake. In truth, it’s much less faff to do it yourself, but the system will be a comfort blanket for those less confident in tight spaces or with certain manoeuvres.

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash test score
  • Lots of safety kit available
  • Two Isofix seat mounting points

The T-Roc has a very impressive five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating, which it achieved with high scores in every area. Most commendable, however, was the 96% score for adult occupant protection, which should provide some peace of mind for drivers should the worst happen.

However, Volkswagen has fitted plenty of equipment to reduce the chances of things going that far. Autonomous emergency braking, which can stop the car automatically if the driver fails to respond to a hazard, is fitted as standard, along with adaptive cruise control that maintains a safe distance to the vehicle in front. Lane-keeping assistance is standard too, and there’s a traffic sign recognition system in the instrument display.

Two rear Isofix child seat points are also offered as standard, while the options list is full of handy systems. Not only is there a rear-view camera, but there’s a blind-spot monitoring system to alert the driver when another vehicle is lurking in the hard-to-see areas over their shoulders, and there’s an automatic high beam system to dip the headlights automatically when another car is coming.

Watch: Volkswagen T-Roc Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV.

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Active optional equipment
None available

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Design optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel

Life equipment

Life standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Life optional equipment
  • Audio remote

R equipment

R standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
R optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

R Line equipment

R Line standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
R Line optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

R-Line equipment

R-Line standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
R-Line optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel

SEL equipment

SEL standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SEL optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Style optional equipment
  • Audio remote

United equipment

United standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
United optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 96%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 79%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.