Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The five-seat-only Volkswagen Touareg does not accommodate as many people as the seven-seat Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery or Volvo XC90, but for five it’s still practical. Front space is verging on palatial, and the you get almost as much room in the back seats.
There's enough rear leg room for six-foot-plus adults and head room is equally generous, even with the optional panoramic roof fitted (this comes as standard on top Black Edition and the Touareg R). Only the wide central rear floor tunnel is likely to cause a problem for a middle passenger, although this is at least lower than those in some of the rival SUVs.