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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volkswagen Touareg (10-) 4X4
4 reader reviews for Volkswagen Touareg 4x4.
  • 3.0 V6 TDI 245 R-Line 5dr

    Phil Hurst , . Date: 03/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    Updated to exact model.

    What Car seem to have a downer on this car. Not only do they omit the R Line variants, they seem obsessed with 7 seat capacity. Not all of us want 7 seats. I bought a 245 R Line with a few optional extras through Carfile and saved a whopping £6k on the dealer price. The car has ample space, is very logically laid out in the cabin and has so many standard features the optional extras are a bit of a luxury. A panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and start, remote electric tailgate and full size spare and tyre pressure monitor are some of the standard features. The engine is very responsive and with 550nm of torque easily enough to embarrass a few hot hatches at the traffic light derby. There is little body roll for such a big vehicle and rear passengers have the luxury of sliding and reclining rear seats. Now the bad point. It's a big 4x4 so is never going to be frugal economy wise, but it is capable of 30+mpg if driven sensibly. The simple answer is if you don't want big fuel bills don't buy a big SUV. Various reviews go on about residuals and whilst the Touareg is worth less than the opposition after the same years, it also cost less in the first place. If you want bling go for the Cayenne, X5 etc, but if you want a SUV that can actually cope off road, is reliable, excellently equipped and has an air of understatement, then the Touareg is the right choice. Unless you really want 7 seats and in which case shouldn't you be looking at a people carrier

  • 3.0 V6 TDI 204 Altitude 5dr

    Kevin Roots-Petty , Oxfordshire . Date: 18/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    I have the new R-LINE model which is almost fully loaded, the ride is good and comfortable and has an excellent sporty look which is a lot better than the date Discovery. Although the car is only 8 days old I am getting around 37mpg on a run and around 28-30 in town. Overall I am delighted with this car and will replace it in 2015 when the new model is due.

  • 3.0 V6 Hybrid 5dr

    Phil Hurst , . Date: 13/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    What Car seem to have a downer on this car. Not only do they omit the R Line variants, they seem obsessed with 7 seat capacity. Not all of us want 7 seats. I bought a 245 R Line with a few optional extras through Carfile and saved a whopping £6k on the dealer price. The car has ample space, is very logically laid out in the cabin and has so many standard features the optional extras are a bit of a luxury. A panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and start, remote electric tailgate and full size spare and tyre pressure monitor are some of the standard features. The engine is very responsive and with 550nm of torque easily enough to embarrass a few hot hatches at the traffic light derby. There is little body roll for such a big vehicle and rear passengers have the luxury of sliding and reclining rear seats. Now the bad point. It's a big 4x4 so is never going to be frugal economy wise, but it is capable of 30+mpg if driven sensibly. The simple answer is if you don't want big fuel bills don't buy a big SUV. Various reviews go on about residuals and whilst the Touareg is worth less than the opposition after the same years, it also cost less in the first place. If you want bling go for the Cayenne, X5 etc, but if you want a SUV that can actually cope off road, is reliable, excellently equipped and has an air of understatement, then the Touareg is the right choice. Unless you really want 7 seats and in which case shouldn't you be looking at a people carrier?

  • 3.0 V6 TDI 245 Escape 5dr

    David Forbes , Aberdeenshire . Date: 12/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Refined, powerful and well assembled from high quality materials - as it should be, given the thoroughly upmarket price. The interior is a serene environment in which to cover longish distances...engine noise at cruise is commendably low...the sat nav and ICE are excellent, while steering and brakes are top notch...it is actually fun to drive through one's favorite bends in this large and (over) heavy vehicle. On the negative side, the car is hard to place during parking due to its sloping nose, though the OPS is pretty good, and the mirrors could usefully be a tad larger. The Escape is excellent off-road - it could go anywhere a Defender could reach, provided you were willing to risk the expensive scratching and thumping noises...tractor tracks are easily negotiated. The auto transmission is unobtrusive, which means it works very well. I am very impressed with this vehicle overall - though I'd like it even more if it weighed 1,500 kg. The styling to my eye is restrained and purposeful (though not on the Altitude, with its boy racer front add-ons). Overall, a strong 4.5 out of 5. Best, Dave Forbes

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