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

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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

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.

Engine: 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion SE

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

0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


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



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating