All versions of the Touareg come with rear seats that split 60/40 and fold down, although they don’t lie completely flat. They can be slid forwards and backwards, however, and the angle of the backrests can also be adjusted.
Regardless of where the rear seats are positioned, there’s plenty of space in the boot, so it’s something of a shame that VW doesn’t offer a seven-seat version of the Touareg. Alternatives such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo XC90 have seven seats as standard, which do prove useful for the odd journey.
Manual six-way front-seat adjustment and adjustable lumbar support are standard, and the controls are easy to use. Electric adjustment is available, but only as part of the costly leather upgrade packs. Memory functions are also offered in conjunction with the upgraded leather seats.