Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion 231 R Line Tech 5dr Tip Auto Review

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Review

Practical for five people, luggage space is plentiful and it's good value in the lower trim levels, but in terms of interior quality and ride comfort the Touareg lags behind its rivals. It also lacks the flexibility of seven seats, all of which pushes us to recommend cars like the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery instead for their better all-round packages.

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Trim: R Line Tech

This trim adds 14-way electrically adjustable front seats (with memory function), keyless entry, a 15.0in infotainment touchscreen, the 12.0in digital instrument cluster and high-beam assistance over the R-Line trim. It’s expensive and we’re not fans of the larger touchscreen.

Engine: 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion 231 SE

This 228bhp version is the entry-level unit and is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. Performance is more than adequate (0-62mph comes in 7.5sec), and it'll get up to speed or pull a caravan without much effort. It's generally quiet and should return around 37mpg on a run.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.5 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.8

Urban: 36.7Motorway: 47.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

810

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

173

g/km