Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion R Line Tech 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 Tech

This top trim adds electrically adjustable front seats, keyless entry, the 15.0in touchscreen, the 12.0in digital instrument cluster and high-beam assistance. It’s expensive and we’re not fans of the larger touchscreen.

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