Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe
Price £20,735 - £29,875
- Distinctive design
- Wide range of engines
- Surprisingly practical
- Not the sharpest drive
- Noisy diesel models
- Four seats only
At a glance
"It's not as fun to drive as some rivals, but the Volkswagen Scirocco is a well built and practical coupe with a strong range of engines and stylish looks."
For 2014, the Scirocco was given a facelift, with fresh headlights, bright LED rear lights and revised bumpers. Inside, the car is largely unchanged, bar additional dials on top of the dashboard that pay tribute to the old Scirocco.
Volkswagen hasn't given the Scirocco eye-catching looks like some of the competition, but it's still smartly styled and its conventional body shape allows for a more practical interior.
With access to Volkswagen's excellent range of engines, the Scirocco can be fitted with everything from a basic 1.4-litre TSI petrol to the top-of-the-range 276bhp 2.0-litre petrol in the Volkswagen Scirocco R, which we’ve reviewed separately.
Offering the best balance of performance and economy is the 181bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel. Buyers can also choose between a six-speed manual and Volkswagen's six-speed DSG twin-clutch automatic gearbox.
There are three trim levels – the basic Scirocco, plus GT and R-Line models. The standard car has equipment such as 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a touchscreen display, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and air-conditioning.
Basic Volkswagen Scirocco coupes are cheap to run, although they’re not particularly efficient
The engines available for the Volkswagen Scirocco coupe offer both power and fuel-efficiency
The Volkswagen Scirocco offers a high-quality interior and comes with lots of kit as standard
The Volkswagen Scirocco is a reasonably practical coupe let down by a few minor flaws
The Volkswagen Scirocco is reliable and safe, but owners have criticised its practicality