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Video Review - Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0 TSI DSG R-Line (A)
22 Jan 2021  |  Volkswagen Reviews
Boxy SUV-like styling pairs with fine handling and decent performance in the Volkswagen T-Cross, despite its small engine.
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What We Dislike
Plenty of hard plastics throughout the cabin
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Comparison Tests:
Volkswagen T-Cross R-Line 1.0 (A) and Kia Stonic SX 1.0 (A)
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   Consumer Reviews of Volkswagen T-Cross
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3.5
 
4 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
4.0 Reliability
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Handling
3.5 Features
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Exterior Styling
4.5 Interior Design
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Value for money
3.5 Engine Performance
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aerolith
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32 reviews
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Excels on the outside, not as great within  Posted on 24 Jan 2023
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 3.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 3.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
The Volkswagen T-Cross is one handsome number, complete with a strong front thanks to that grille, angular lights, sizable bumpers, and the very in-trend full-width taillights.

What I like
Refinement from its three-cylinder is just about alright. It is quiet both around town and on the highway, and vibrations from the unit are suppressed enough. Boot space is also respectable here.

And its a reasonably nice place to sit in as well, this T-Cross. There's ok space all around, and a serviceable infotainment system, although the graphics and fonts here are not the best you can get from the brand.

What I do not like
You get a manual handbrake in the T-Cross, alongside loads of black plastic if you don't opt for the other design package. It's ok, nothing surprising, but noting too premium if that what you're looking for you'll want to shop further up the VW range.


supresass
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33 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Compact crossover with an emphasis on style  Posted on 09 Oct 2022
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
This Volkswagen T-Cross comes with compact dimensions, a boxy exterior, a line of attractive colours, throw in a few wild rims, and it's not hard to see what this car is all about.

What I like
Don't be fooled though. It's as fun to drive as it is to see and be seen in. The car is small enough so that 1.0-litre unit does not feel particularly strained, and the cabin is also a comfortable place to be in. There's a clear instrument cluster, and the seats are also commendable.

Ride quality is also as you'd expect of a Volkswagen product, good damping and high cabin isolation from poor surfaces mean you ride around comfortably at all speeds.

What I do not like
Pricy for its class. And that's despite the cabin already being made largely out of black plastic.


quippery
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53 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Volkswagen's new compact crossover  Posted on 02 May 2022
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 3.0
Handling 4.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 3.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
It's small, squarish, chunky and all-round handsome. What's there not to like?

If you're all about arriving in style in your compact crossover, this Volkswagen T-Cross is the one to get, and possibly the only one that has real road presence and is distinctive enough to stand out from the pack.

What I like
Nearly everything about the exterior design. There's nice proportions, smart head lights, and a really classy black bar that finishes the rear.

Equipped with a 1.0-litre engine, the T-Cross offers up a decent turn of speed without too much fuss, and there's good levels of cabin insulation once you're on the move as well.

What I do not like
The interior plastics just look a bit over-styled, especially the stripes that adorn the dashboard.

It's asking for more than $140,000 as of May 2022, making it more expensive than the popular Honda HR-V, Seat Arona, Hyundai Venue, etc.


carahoe
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13 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Cool boxy compact SUV  Posted on 28 Dec 2021
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Review
I'm told that the T-Cross is built on the same base as the Polo. Well, it definitely is a bigger car, unlike the older Mercedes-Benz GLA which was clearly a raised A-Class with some minor design changes, the T-Cross is a vastly different car from the Polo.

It has this unique and cool design, which is quite boxy and special. The T-Cross is also a visibly larger car than the Polo, which makes it more practical as well.

As an entry level VW, the interior of the T-Cross is obviously not very luxurious, it ha plenty of hard plastics which makes it look rather economical but the fit and finish is pretty nice. Now, one of the things that I really like is its NVH, despite being a small SUV, the ride was comfortable and not harsh at all.

While the VW 1.0l engine are rather powerful for its size, it feels a little laboured for it to power a small SUV, the 3 cylinder engine don't really sound that good as well. In my opinion the T-Cross would be a better car with a larger and more powerful engine.

Volkswagen T-Cross
3.5 stars - based on 4 reviews