VW Touareg

VW Touareg information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Volkswagen’s roomy 4x4. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Touareg car range.

Background

This is the second-generation of VW’s generously proportioned 4x4. Roomier than before, it’s a far better car in every way. For more information on the Volkswagen Touareg, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

VW’s jumbo 4x4 is brilliant both on road and off. We ran a 3.0 TDi Altitude as a long-termer and came away impressed. We’d suggest speccing the air suspension because the low-speed ride on steel coils isn’t wonderful but otherwise there’s little here to complain about. As every Touareg owner will tell you, it’s twinned with the Porsche Cayenne, donchaknow, and it shows. This car handles far better than you’d expect of mountain-sized SUV and goes well, too. Roomy, refined and agile, it’s an easy car to warm to.

The one we’d buy

3.0 TDI V6

The one we’d avoid like the plague

V8 TDI, unless you live on the autobahn

Rivals to consider

Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery, Toyota Land Cruiser

For

Smart interior, refinement, decent off-road ability

Against

No seven-seat option, thirsty V8 (now deleted from the range)

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