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

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Review

Big comfortable and capable, but the VW Touareg’s interior quality is a disappointment, as is the ride. Unless you can keep the costs down with a good deal, we'd look instead at better rivals such as the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery, which offer more including seven seats.

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Trim: R Line

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 and a powered tailgate. Although some of that equipment is handy, we’d just add those options to SEL and pass on the sporty bits.

Engine: 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion

This is essentially the same engine but with the turbochargers boost tickled for a total output of 282bhp. It’s certainly quick, but you have to wait for the gearbox to finish scratching its head after you introduce the accelerator pedal to the floor mat. The lesser engine is powerful enough and more responsive to boot.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 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