At £18,950, the entry-level T-Roc 1.0 TSI is slightly more expensive than a like-for-like Ateca, with the Spanish crossover costing just £280 less.
Standard equipment at this price point isn’t bad, with DAB radio, an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity all thrown in.
If you want Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, though, you’ll have to step up to SE trim, which commands a £1475 premium. Satellite navigation isn’t fitted as standard until you reach Design trim, which starts at £21,125.
That’s considerably less than our range-topping SEL test car, which is priced from a hefty £31,485before options.
Although that’s expensive, it is not exorbitant, considering its level of performance and equipment. There’s plenty of in-car technology included, but it pays to remember that you’ll be very close to pushing into proper premium-brand territory here: a BMW X1 20i Sport could be yours for just over £1000 more, for instance.
The T-Roc is marginally outdone by one or two rivals in terms of depreciation but is competitive with most – and compared with other ways you might spend similar money, it remains a relatively sensible place to put private money.