Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Plenty of headroom regardless of where you sit
  • Useful storage cubbies for odds and ends
  • Spacious boot, but loading lip is high

Although it's reasonably compact on the road, the T-Roc is large enough for young families in particular. At 4,234mm long it's roughly 100mm shorter than the outgoing Golf – but in terms of interior space for driver and passengers, it's about the same.

The taller T-Roc offers a generous amount of headspace inside, but little more than the equivalent hatchback for legroom. It’s not an issue for front passengers, but if those sat there are tall and need their seats pushed back, rear space can suddenly become a little restricted.

There are plenty of storage cubbies dotted around the cabin, including in the door bins, centre console and trays that slide out from beneath the front seats. The glovebox is also large enough for A4 paper-sized objects.

Cupholders can be found on the front centre console and the cubby underneath the front armrest is just about tall enough for a 500ml bottle. In the rear, the door pockets are equally generous and large enough for bottles, and there are two cupholders in the central armrest.

Will it fit in my garage?

Like any other SUV, the T-Roc is mostly larger and bulkier than the hatchback it’s roughly based on, so it’ll need a larger space than your average Golf owner, for example. It's less bulky to look at than many SUVs rivals of this size, which might explain why all-round visibility from the driver's seat is a strong point, but there are parking sensors, a rear-view camera and automatic parking functions available as options if you’re worried.

One of VW’s major claims about the T-Roc is its vast luggage space – at 445 litres VW says the T-Roc has a larger boot than its rivals, which is correct when you compare it with smaller SUVs such as the MINI Countryman, but since the dimensions of the T-Roc effectively place it in-between rivals sizes, it's inevitably smaller than upmarket alternatives such as the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, but it isn’t that far behind the larger Tiguan in this respect. Still, the rear seats fold flat for a more capacious space at 1,237 litres, and there’s an automatic tailgate for your convenience as an option.

The loading lip is quite high, so it's something to bear in mind if you'll be lifting pushchairs and heavy items in and out regularly.

Is the T-Roc a safe SUV?

  • Good safety equipment as standard
  • Huge list of optional safety kit, too
  • Two Isofix child seat points in the rear

Most of the T-Rocs sold in the UK are two-wheel drive versions, but there are 4Motion four-wheel drive versions available as well. The 4Motion system provides traction in spades and will help during the cold and slippery UK winters, but we’d urge you to look into whether a set of winter tyres would be a cheaper and more effective option than specifying 4Motion.

The T-Roc was crash-tested by Euro NCAP at the end of 2017 gaining the expected five-star rating.

Standard safety equipment on the VW T-Roc:

Optional safety equipment on VW T-Roc:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear-view camera system
  • Lane change system with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Blindspot Monitor lane change system
  • Lane Assist lane keeping system
  • Park Assist with manoeuvre braking function
  • Traffic Jam Assist (available early 2018)
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Driver Alert System
  • Light Assist main-beam control system

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
  • 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

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
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Design equipment

Design standard 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
  • 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
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Design optional equipment
None available

R equipment

R standard 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
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • 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 optional equipment
None available

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

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote

SE equipment

SE standard 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
  • 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
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
None available

SEL equipment

SEL standard 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
  • 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
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SEL optional equipment
  • Service indicator

United equipment

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

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.