Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TSI 4Motion SEL 5dr Tip Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £56,240What Car? Target Price£54,631
Review

The VW Touareg is practical for five people, has plenty of luggage space and is good value in the lower trim levels, but its interior quality and ride comfort lag behind rivals'. It also lacks the flexibility of seven seats. We recommend looking at the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery as better all-round packages.

SEL trim gets plenty of equipment including 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, leather seats, which in the front are heated with adjustable lumbar support, a 9.2in touchscreen infotainment screen, a DAB radio, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, ambient interior lighting, a rear-seat armrest, power-folding door mirrors, auto lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, lane-keeping assistance, traffic sign recognition, a driver attention alert, and automatic emergency braking. Add air suspension and a couple of other choice options and it’s all you need.

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.


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Key information

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

25.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

810

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

248

g/km

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