Volkswagen Touareg R review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:hybrid
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RRP from£71,995
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Volkswagen Touareg R is a five-seater only so it does not accommodate as many people as the seven-seat Audi SQ7 or Mercedes-AMG GLE 53, but it’s still a very practical SUV. Front space is verging on palatial and the rear seats are almost as roomy. 

There's enough rear leg room for adults who are six foot and taller, and head room is equally generous, despite the R coming with a panoramic roof as standard. Only the wide central rear floor tunnel is likely to cause a problem for a middle passenger. If your rear passengers fancy a snooze, the Touareg’s rear bench can be reclined to three angles, ranging from upright (to prioritise boot space) to seriously chilled.

You can also slide the rear bench backwards and forwards, depending on how much cargo you’re carrying and how long your rear passengers’ legs are, and the bench splits into three sections (40/20/40) to allow individual passenger perches to be sacrificed for added luggage space.

Talking of luggage space, with the batteries for the hybrid system sitting beneath the boot floor, the R loses around 70 litres over the standard Touareg. However, that still leaves enough luggage space for most families. The load area is a useful square shape with virtually no loading lip, and, because the R comes with air suspension as standard, there’s a function that lowers the back of the car to aid access.

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