2021 Volkswagen T-Cross price and specs

Volkswagen has upped pricing slightly on its smallest SUV for 2021, with standard equipment levels remaining largely unchanged.

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Volkswagen continues its T-Cross compact SUV for 2021 with slight pricing increases from 2020. 

The small SUV, which competes with the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, will continue to be offered in two full-time variants: Life and Style. 

New for 2021? New Volkswagen badging and fonts, and wireless smartphone mirroring as part of the Sound and Vision Package.

A limited-run CityLife has also been added to the range, but just 1000 will be offered in Australia. A full price and specs story for the CityLife is available here.

The Life and Style are now priced at $28,390 and $31,390 respectively, both before on-road costs. 


  • 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Life: $28,390 (+$400)
  • 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI CityLife: $30,390 (limited edition)
  • 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Style: $31,390 (+$400)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

To get a more accurate idea of pricing you can use the Volkswagen T-Cross configurator to build and price one in your own specifications. Additionally you can use Volkswagen’s Finance Calculator to get an idea of repayments.


The 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross is available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine.

It produces 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

All T-Cross models are front-wheel drive.

You can find further technical specifications on the engine offered within the official Volkswagen T-Cross brochure or within the Volkswagen T-Cross website.

Fuel Economy

The 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross consumes 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle. It requires 95RON premium unleaded fuel.


The 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross measures 4108mm long, 1583mm tall, and 1760mm wide.

Cargo volume measures 455L, expanding to 1281L with the rear seats folded.


ANCAP has recorded a rating of five stars for the T-Cross.

That’s based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2019, where the T-Cross received an adult protection score of 97 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 85 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 81 per cent, and a safety assist score of 80 per cent.

All 2021 T-Cross models come standard with city-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, anti-lock brakes, and front and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.

The 85TSI Style adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

You can find further information on these safety systems on the official Volkswagen T-Cross website.


The 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross is covered by Volkswagen’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

It requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

A five-year servicing care plan is available, which costs $1800 for five years/75,000 km.

Standard Equipment

The T-Cross 85TSI Life comes standard with the following features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers

There are two option packages available. The $1900 Sound and Vision package adds a 300W Beats premium sound system, 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit, satellite navigation, and wireless smartphone mirroring, while the $1200 driver assistance package adds:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist

Over the 85TSI Life, the 85TSI Style adds the features of the driver assistance package plus:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • LED headlights
  • Proximity entry with push-button start
  • Paddle shifters
  • Ambient lighting

The Sound and Vision package remains a $1900 option, while the $2500 R-Line package adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black headliner
  • R-Line bodykit

A limited-run T-Cross CityLife launched in March 2021. 1000 are available in Australia, with additional features compared to the Style.

Full details are available here.

To see a side-by-side comparison of all the standard features and options offered between each of the variants download the official Volkswagen T-Cross brochure. Further details can be found within the official Volkswagen T-Cross website.

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