VW T-Roc R Sports SUV driven 2023 review

VW T-Roc R – With the continuing shift towards SUVs in the market its natural that smaller sports versions like the VW T-Roc R version are becoming popular.

VW T-Roc R front quarter 1Here is a smaller, stylish sports SUV that has sub 5 second 0-100kmh times and is priced from around $62,000 plus the usual costs.

I like the overall style and design of the T-Roc. It gets the balance between size and practicality about right. Inside there is plenty of room for the front occupants, not so much for those behind them though as you would expect.

Front seats are comfortable and supportive.

This is a driver’s car so let’s chat about that.

The T-Roc R comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that delivers 221kW of power and a handy 400Nm of torque from a low 2000rpm. This allows for both relaxed around town cruising and spritely acceleration when asked.

There is a 7-speed direct shift gearbox and 4MOTION traction. Think of this as providing better traction as its definitely not an off-road SUV.

The thick rimmed steering wheel allows direct feel and the overall responsiveness to driver inputs is impressive.

Overall the VW T-Roc R is simply sun to drive

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VW T-Roc R front interior 1

Readers can find more details about the VW T-Roc R can be found HERE


More  thoughts

VW T-Roc R engine

What is good?

  • Value based performance
  • Stylish design
  • Dynamics and handling

What is not so good?

VW T-Roc front quarter 2

Instead of the VW T ROC R buyers could look at:  

Smaller sports SUVs are popular.

Buyers could look at  Hyundai Kona N, Audi SQ2.  Cupra Leon VZx,

Looking slightly further buyers could look at : Honda Civic Type R, Toyota GR CorollaSubaru WRX Sportswagon,  or even the  Renault Megane RS,

VW  R front central screen

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