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Volkswagen Touareg review

A classy and comfortable 4x4, but it's a little expensive to buy and there's no option for a seven seater.


It goes without saying that a vehicle this size has plenty of room. The main cabin is spacious and airy, with extremely comfortable seats for both the driver, side and rear passengers. There’s plenty of room for passengers to stretch their legs out and relax. The middle seat is perhaps a little less comfortable, but what you get is a supremely comfortable ride for four large adults. For this model there’s no option for adding two seats in the boot, which may put some people off.

Volkswagen Touareg interior
The interior is both spacious and comfortable, although you can’t add two extra seats in the boot for seven passengers.

Open the boot using the buttons for auto-open and –close, and you’ll see that there’s a cavernous space you’ll have trouble filling even on the most luggage-laden holidays. It helps that the rear seats can be moved backwards and forwards to give more or less luggage space, and even folded flat using a button in the boot to open up the entire space.

Volkswagen Touareg rear
The large vehicle size means that there’s plenty of room in the boot, which has flexible seating to give you more or less room.

We’re big fans of the Panoramic Sunroof (an optional extra), which encases pretty much the entire roof in glass. Open the sun shield and it lets in plenty of light, even on the dingiest days, but come to Summer and you can open it up and get that convertible feeling in a large 4×4.

VW has done a great job with the Touareg. It’s an extremely stylish 4×4 that’s brilliantly comfortable and relaxing to drive, with a great range of options. We love the V8, but the 3.0 V6 is the model to buy for most people, as it’s more efficient and puts the car in a lower tax band. It’s not cheap, but considering the entry level model comes with alloy wheels, leather seats, climate control, satnav, heated seats, cruise control and parking sensors, the Touareg is comparatively good value.

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