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It's been out for a while, but does the Volkswagen Touareg still have the goods? We get behind the wheel of the Touareg V6 TDI to have a look.
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LIST PRICE Fr $72,980
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 7.4/100km
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Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI review

The new 190TDI drops the entry point into the Volkswagen Touareg by $10K. Does its cost-savvy nature cut corners on its premium SUV aspirations?

Volkswagens on ice (and track)

It's not often you get a chance to test cars back-to-back on the snow and the race track, but in places like Queenstown, New Zealand, you're as close to snow-capped mountain peaks as you are to the local circuit. When colleague Scott Collie came back from the BMW Alpine Experience having not actually experienced much in the way of alpine driving, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 4Motion 'Get A Grip' showcase, given the itinerary is entirely dependent on the weather...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg Launch Edition review

It's all new, and loaded with features inside and under the skin. Is the new Touareg enough to topple the order of large SUVs?

2019 Volkswagen Touareg review

The new Volkswagen Touareg is a fitting flagship for the brand’s Australian arm, and quantifies how much many people pay for a badge. Here is our first drive on Australian shores.

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Volkswagen Touareg Videos

2019 Volkswagen Touareg v Toyota LandCruiser Prado comparison

There's a new Touareg in town, so we thought it would be worth sizing up the new VW with the number-one best-selling large SUV in Australia, the Toyota LandCruiser Prado. While it’s around $6000 more expensive off the bat, not excluding the significant 10-grand bump in options, the Touareg does pack a lot of punch for the money...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg review: More luxurious than ever

At last, there's a new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg on sale in Australia. It's more luxurious than ever, and VW's 5-year warranty bests most luxury brands. Should this be your next family car, then? Mike Costello finds out.

Review: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg first drive

It’s impossible to dispute that the only thing about the Touareg that isn’t definitively ‘premium’ is its badge (ok, and its steering wheel). It’s as good off the beaten path as ever, and highly competent when towing, but also brings new levels of luxury and tech. It’s almost too accomplished in some ways, especially if you’re looking from Audi’s vantage point...

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure: Quick Review

See the full article here. How do you inject some excitement back into an ageing – but still excellent – platform? In the case of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure, you add some lifestyle-focused sorcery, and perhaps most importantly, affix a sharp pricing structure. You’ll know from reading any of our previous reviews, that CarAdvice respects the all-round ability of the Touareg...

Volkswagen Touareg Comparisons

2019 BMW X5 xDrive30d v Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d v Volkswagen Touareg Launch Edition comparison

Prospective buyers of big luxury SUVs are spoiled for choice, and here are three of the best. The BMW X5 is an enduring top seller and almost certainly the storied Bavarian brand’s most important model, offering an unmistakable look with dynamic handling...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg v Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu comparison

Is Volkswagen's new Touareg enough to take down the segment's best seller?

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited v Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI comparison

When it comes to SUVs, two names that have featured prominently in the segment’s expansion are Volkswagen Touareg and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both names embody the meaning of SUV — they work well in and around the city, while also remaining fairly capable off the beaten track. With a starting price of just under $70,000, these two SUVs represent a curious position in the market...

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Volkswagen Touareg News

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: 2019 Holden Trailblazer and Colorado Storm revealed 2020 Volkswagen ID...

Volkswagen Touareg entry model arrives in Australia priced from $79,490

Volkswagen has introduced the most affordable model in its new Touareg range six months after $89,990 Launch Edition went on sale. Priced from $79,490 before on roads, the base Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI is powered by the same 190kW and 600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and permanent all-wheel drive system used throughout the revised range...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2021 Volkswagen Touareg R coming with PHEV power

Volkswagen is working on an even hotter version of its Touareg luxury SUV, with the company's marketing boss confirming it will feature a plug-in hybrid system. Speaking with media at the global reveal of the eighth-generation Golf hatchback, Jürgen Stackmann said the Touareg will be "the first R model to go plug-in hybrid" – as reported by the UK's Autocar...

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Volkswagen Touareg Owner Reviews

2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

  Living with Max, a 2015 VW Touareg TDI Owner Rating: 8.5/10 Plusses: Nice to drive, safety & technology, comfy seats, great towing vehicle, adaptive air suspension, 100L fuel tank, general build quality and cabin ambience Minuses: Space saver spare, no Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, some OEM consumables needed replacing early, no DAB+ I found Max when searching for an Audi Q3 TDI replacement...

2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

Originally I was looking at a Land Rover Discovery or a Mercedes-Benz, The Touareg wasn't even under consideration until my wife got a Passat as a company car. I was so impressed by the interior and performance I test drove the Touareg. The price range was a little high for a new one so I bought a second hand vehicle with low km's...

2014 Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI R-line Review

I love this car, but there are some things I wish were different. The price is eye-watering for a V8 TDI, $120,000 in Australia; a Volkswagen should not cost that much. The performance in a straight line is epic, when it arrives, because the turbo lag is pretty awful; meaningful grunt takes about 2 seconds after you put your boot into it...

2012 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

In 2011, I acquired a small business where I found a requirement for a vehicle capable of towing 3.5T. Upon researching the options available at the time, I found the VW Touareg. Here was a limousine capable of real work. There was nothing to compare with the “Tow-rag”...

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