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

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £56,805What Car? Target Price£52,599
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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As you’d expect from a trim beginning with the letter R, the main thing you’ll notice with this are the sporty bodykit, 20in wheels and body-coloured wheel arch protectors. Inside, there’s aluminium and gloss black trim, ‘R-Line’ embossed on the seats, a heated R-Line steering wheel, wireless phone charging, extra USB ports, quad-zone climate control, a rear-view camera, privacy glass and a powered tailgate. Although some of that equipment is nice, the ride is too harsh on sports suspension and it's too expensive.

It’s certainly quick (0-62mph takes 6.1sec), mostly smooth and should return around 34mpg on a run, but the cheaper, lower-power version is more than good enough.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

810

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

217

g/km

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