Used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 2003 - 2010 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2010 review
Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 (03 - 10)
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Ownership cost

What used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?

In this market, the VW badge doesn't have the same prestige as, say, BMW or Volvo, and that's good news, because it makes the Touareg a little cheaper to buy than a Volvo XC90 or BMW X5. However, with limited supply, prices are far from cheap, and the Discovery is cheaper still.

This is a big car, though, and will cost a lot to run. Even the most fuel-efficient engine, the 2.5 TDi, returns just 28.8mpg officially, and you'll be lucky to get more than 20mpg out of either petrol engine in everyday driving. It's true that these figures are not bad by the standards of the class, but both petrol and diesel Touraegs are worse than the equivalent XC90.

On the other hand, insurance costs are par for the course, and routine maintenance on the VW will be less than on its rivals from BMW, Volvo and Land Rover.