Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TSI 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 TSI 4Motion

If diesel isn't your thing then what about the 335bhp 3.0 TSI petrol? It's by far the smoothest engine, staying creamy and quiet all the way from idle to maximum revs. And if you use all the revs it's fast, too — 0-62mph is done in 5.9sec — but it mimics the diesels by pulling strongly from low down as well. Really only a BMW X5 40i petrol betters it for pace among its equivalents. Expect around 27mpg at the very most.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

31.4

Urban: 23.9Motorway: 38.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

810

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

205

g/km