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Why Lease The T-Roc Hatchback?

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Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback Review 2022

The Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback is a popular compact SUV and a good choice for small families. It looks good to the eye, is practical, and has a range of petrol and diesel engines available.

Rivals to the Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback include the Ford Puma, Seat Arona, Audi Q2, and the Mini Countryman.

Our Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback review covers:

Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback Key Features:

  • Stylish exterior with expansive front grille and alloy wheels
  • Interior upgrade featuring premium materials
  • 445-litre boot, reduces to 392-litres in four-wheel drive models
  • A range of petrol and diesel engines available
  • Four trim levels available, including Life, Style, R Line, and R

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The VW T-Roc Hatchback is undoubtedly attractive, and not much has changed to the exterior from the last generation. To keep us happy, Volkswagen has added alloy wheels and an expansive front grille that wraps around the headlights.  

Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback exterior

Those in the front have a good amount of headroom and won't be rubbing shoulders with the person next to them. It would be a squeeze for three adults in the back, but this is nothing out of the ordinary for a compact SUV

Boot space is excellent for the VW T-Roc Hatchback, coming in at 445 litres, which is competitive and exceeds the Audi Q2. However, be wary if you choose a four-wheel drive variant, as boot space decreases to 392 litres.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the T-Roc Hatchback has seen the most significant upgrade. There are soft-touch plastics on the dash and leather door trims in place, depending on the spec. Quality does decrease in the rear, but overall cabin comfort is good.

The T-Roc Hatchback comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the dashboard, which is relatively responsive to touch. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard on all trims, and voice activation and sat-nav get thrown in from the Style trim and above.

Four trims are available for the VW T-Roc Hatchback, including Life, Style, R Line and R.

The entry-level Life trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, ambient lighting with logo projection, and park assist, including front and rear sensors.

The Style model comes with 17-inch wheels, a 10.25-inch high-resolution dash display screen with customisable menus and information, a standard navigation system with media and internet package, and rear tinted glass.

The R Line model has 17-inch wheels, 'R-Line' design body-coloured bumpers, driving profile selection, and heated front seats.

The top-of-the-range R comes with 18-inch wheels, four-wheel drive, the 'R' styling pack, and its exclusive 2.0 TSI 4Motion 300PS engine.

Power and Performance

A range of petrol and diesel engines are available for the VW T-Roc Hatchback, with either front-wheel or four-wheel drive. 

The entry-level front-wheel drive 1.0-litre TSI is good enough for most, achieving 110PS of power and a combined fuel consumption of 47.1 mpg.

Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback interior

If you want more power, it's worth upgrading to the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI, which will give greater performance if you've got a heavy load. Also, the two diesel engines pull away well from low revs, so if you plan on having a full car most of the time, either would be a wise choice.

The top-of-the-range engine is the four-wheel drive 2.0 TSI 4Motion 300PS unit, which is only available in the R model. The 2-litre unit can achieve 0-60mph in under 5 seconds, but it comes at a cost, putting it on the level of the likes of the BMW X1. 

With the T-Roc Hatchback being a compact SUV, it's more suited to urban and open-road driving than off-roading. It will be a good companion for your commute to work each day and is well weighted.

For the front-wheel drive choices, the suspension proves effective over potholes and large bumps, whilst the four-wheel drive options keep the driver engaged and are fun to steer, tackling tight bends with ease.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback start from £26,050.00 OTR* or to lease from £209.44 per month.

If you're considering leasing the Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has a range of leasing deals available.

Leasing the T-Roc Hatchback may be cheaper than buying, thanks to a range of benefits included in your lease deal, fixed monthly rentals, and a low initial payment.

*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.  

Customer Reviews

Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback
Average Rating Based on 101 reviews
4.2 out of 5

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3.5 out of 5
Anthony Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Style

I knew I was opting for a smaller vehicle (iI previously leased a VW Tiguan), but as my circumstances have changed since making the choice (I had to wait 6 months from choosing until delivery), on reflection I wish I had stayed with the Tiguan. The passenger space is limited for 4 adults and with a child seat in place the front passenger seat has to be pushed forward to accommodate the chair comfortably. The audible warning horn is pitiful, VW say it cannot be changed. I find it irritating that the Lane Assist facility defaults to "On" every time you start up, Why can't the driver had an option to leave it off permanently? I have enquired about exchanging the vehicle for a larger model with yourselves, only to be told there would be, in my opinion, an excessive penalty to pay.

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5.0 out of 5
Dawna Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life

Nice looking vehicle, cost effective and enjoyable to drive

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4.7 out of 5
Stephen Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life MY23

I have enjoyed having the T-Roc. The ride, comfort and handling is all I would expect from a VW. I particularly like the elevated driving position compared to my most recent lease vehicle (Skoda Kamiq). There are a couple of minor negatives. I miss not ha

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5.0 out of 5
Sara Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life

Love it!

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3.0 out of 5
Angelo Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO Style DSG

Ideal for a run around. Interior far superior quality to similar other brands. DSG box useless in snow. Disappointed . Not as good as expected therefore will replace with something else at end of lease.

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4.4 out of 5
Anthony Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life *Incl. Metallic Paint*

Great car - very fuel efficient, good Golf-like handling and quiet at speed. Shame about the regular software updates, where some require a visit to the local dealership.

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4.3 out of 5
Amanda Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life *Incl. Metallic Paint*

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4.9 out of 5
Janet Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO Life DSG

Love the handling and comfort. Plently of boot space for buggy, spare child car seats. I love it !

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5.0 out of 5
David Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life

Love everything about this car, especially the apple car play option. Best car I’ve ever had

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4.7 out of 5
Gwen Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.0 TSI Life

Great running car plenty of room especially helping with disability family member

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3.1 out of 5
Andrea Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO R-Line DSG MY23

I've answered no as the cost of the vehicle lease kept increasing every time we got a quote so we ended up paying a lot more than we'd budgeted for. This is why I don't think it's good value for money

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4.7 out of 5
Alan Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO Life DSG

Petrol consumption could be better

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5.0 out of 5
Caroline Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO Life

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4.6 out of 5
Duncan Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO Style

in front, seat belt holder is hard to access, limited legroom in rear, sensors to activate smart stop too sensitive and frightening when unexpected. Self dipping headlights a boom taking me back to Volvo days.Should have specified automatic boot closure.All in all a good economical car to run.

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4.7 out of 5
Stephen Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO Life DSG

Good performance with a comfortable ride at a reasonable cost.

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