Comparison - Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet 2020 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
34,365
Updated: 
15 Oct 2020
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
2
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ivy Green Black
#394A4E
Pure White Black
#C1C3C2
Turmeric Yellow Metallic Black
#D6BD41
Smokey Grey Metallic Black
#60616A
Ravenna Blue Metallic Black
#274075
Kings Red Metallic Black
#8C212A
Ivory Silver Metallic Black
#9E9A92
Deep Black Pearl Black
#111111
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is a drop-top version of the company’s subcompact crossover. Launches two years after the coupe regular version, the 2020 T-Roc Cabriolet isn’t just a T-Roc with a soft-top, it also features only two doors instead of four. What’s more, the soft-top has a sleeker design, so the Cabriolet looks sportier than its standard sibling. Inspired by the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the 2020 T-Roc Cabriolet is Volkswagen’s only small convertible to date after the discontinuation of the Beetle.

By: 
topspeed.com

Volkswagen has unveiled its drop-top T-Roc Cabriolet, which it's billing as the only mainstream crossover with a proper convertible roof.
Based on the T-Roc SUV, the company's drop-top crossover follows in the footsteps of the soft-top Range Rover Evoque and Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet by blending wind-in-your-hair thrills with the taller ride popular with buyers at the moment.
Although it bears the T-Roc name, the Cabriolet isn't just a normal T-Roc SUV with the roof prised off. It's actually 34mm longer than the hardtop with a 37mm longer wheelbase, while front seat occupants sit 599mm above the road – which Volkswagen says ensures they "enjoy a great view".

By: 
caradvice.com.au

PROS
Traditional SUV attributes with wind-in-the-hair fun
Marks a return of convertibles to VW’s line-up
Trims start with well-equipped Design
It certainly makes a statement...

CONS
Less practical than the five-door T-Roc SUV
Cabriolet quite a bit pricier, too
Reduced engine range with no diesel
Handling becomes a bit wobbly

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - mpg / 39.8
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
34.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Progressive power assisted steering
Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
Storage compartments in driver and front passenger doors
12V socket in centre console storage area
Electric Power STEERING
Driver sunvisor with mirror and card holder
Dimming interior rear view mirror
Two cup holders in cabin
Front courtesy light with front reading light
Interior ambient light
Interior footwell light
Electric speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.00in
162.90in
Width: 
78.60in
70.00in
Height: 
59.90in
61.10in
Front Track: 
60.50in
59.10in
Rear Track: 
60.50in
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
103.50in
101.02in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.90
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.00cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3395.00lbs
2672.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Service interval indicator
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Brake pad wear indicator
Warning sound and light for front and rear seat belts if unfastened
RPM counter
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Low fuel warning light
Lights on’ reminder
Gearshift indicator
Visible VIN in windscreen

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power operated canvas convertible top
Electrically power adjustable, heated, folding, auto dimming, front passenger exterior door mirror lowering function
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Power adjustable lumbar support in front
Front sports comfort seats with manual height adjustment
Front seat back storage pocket
Front centre armrest
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
FR sport seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
50/50 rear seat bench split folding rear seat backrests
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors with air bag label on sun visor and b-pillar
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
Air conditioning
Dust and pollen filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB type C Interface 2X and USB charging socket
WeConnect plus
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Title and cover art display
6 speakers
Navigation system discover media including streaming and internet
Active Info display 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display with customisable menu and information
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
8" colour touch screen
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black door handles
Rain sensor
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
LED rear number plate lights
High level 3rd brake light
Chrome trim on upper and lower radiator grille
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe light
Body coloured comfort bumpers
Darkened LED tail lamp
LED licence plate lighting
Chrome window trim
Dark tinted rear windows
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
17"
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
2 x 3-point rear seat belts
Volkswagen roadside assistance
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Electronic stability control (ESC) includes ASR, EDL, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Driver alert system with fatigue detection
Lane assist
Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate open
Driver alert system with fatigue detection
Warning sound and light for front and rear seat belts if unfastened
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Hill hold control
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS
Anti-theft roof antenna
Three-point seatbelts on all rear seats
Remote central locking with deadlocks
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Two folding remote keys with remote window opening/closing function
Tiredness recognition system
Multi-collision braking system
Active front head restraints