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

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £73,215What Car? Target Price£71,402
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.

The long list of standard equipment includes 22in alloy wheels, a sporty R body kit, heated and cooled front seats, ambient interior lighting, air suspension and massive 18in performance brakes.

The R is powered by the same pairing of a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine and 134bhp electric motor as the Audi Q7 60 TFSIe quattro and Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, although there are some small tweaks aimed at giving Volkswagen's offering its own unique character. This gives the R a combined output of 456bhp and a 0-62mph in just 5.1 seconds. That's a tenth of a second slower than the Cayenne E-Hybrid, but three tenths quicker than the Q7. All three cars share the same 28-mile official pure electric range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

97.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

665

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

66

g/km

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