Volkswagen Touareg

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How much does the Volkswagen Touareg cost to run?

The 3.0L diesel is the most economical Volkswagen Touareg to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen Touareg 3.0L diesel costs £235.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band H.

It does almost 43 MPG on average, which means it will cost £14.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel and the more thirsty BMW X5 3.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 38, which is lower than the Land Rover Discovery 3.0L diesel, but higher than the Audi Q7 3.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Hyundai Santa Fe has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model3.0L diesel4.1L diesel
mpg28.5 - 42.831
emissions173 - 262239
tax£235.00 - £570.00£555.00
insuranceGroup 36 - 44Group 46 - 48

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volkswagen Touareg: How big is the boot?

The Volkswagen Touareg has a below average boot space (621 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 4 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 5 large bags or 5 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 6 large bags with its 889 litres.

Is the Volkswagen Touareg easy to park?

The Volkswagen Touareg is very middle of the road - it fills 81% of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Mitsubishi Shogun.

This car is actually 6mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Volkswagen Touareg has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen Touareg from 0-60, is the 4.1L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 800 lbs/ft torque and 340 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q7 5.9L diesel, which will beat your Volkswagen Touareg to 60 by 0.3 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model3.0L diesel4.1L diesel
zeroTo626.1 - 95.8
torque400 - 600800
bhp204 - 286340

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volkswagen Touareg tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volkswagen Touareg 4.1L diesel which has 800 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 3500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.