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Volkswagen Touareg

$ 89,240 - $ 117,540* MRLP

As Volkswagen’s premium SUV offering, the Touareg delivers sophisticated technology in a dynamic and powerful package. A range of powerful turbo diesel V6 engines (and a plug-in hybrid coming soon), constant all-wheel drive, and available air suspension make the Touareg the ultimate grand tourer.

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Safety Technology
Ride Quality
Infotainment & Connectivity
Handling & Dynamics
Energy Efficiency
Driver Technology
Value for Money
Interior Comfort & Packaging
Fit for Purpose

What we love

  • -Powerful and refined V6 diesel
  • -Premium and classy interior
  • -Absolutely crammed with standard equipment

What we don't

  • -There's no seven-seat option
  • -And no digital radio
  • -Servicing costs are a touch on the high side
2021 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Wolfsburg Edition review
Review | 20 Jul 2021


The Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Wolfsburg cuts a striking figure on the road. But do its stealthy looks justify the premium over the regular Touareg 210TDI?
2021 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line review
Review | 3 May 2021


Our Drive Car of the Year Best Large Luxury SUV winner has plenty of spec and a 600Nm diesel V6 under the bonnet; so, is the VW Touareg 210TDI R-Line the pick of the range?
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Comparison | 12 Mar 2021


Forget Q7, X5, RX and GLE for now. Genesis’s first sports utility vehicle needs to make an impression by defeating our favourite large luxury SUV, the Volkswagen Touareg.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg 170TDI review
Review | 22 Jan 2021


VW’s large SUV has a new base model. Can it still pull off the pseudo-luxury vibe? We drive the 'budget' VW Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg Price*

2023Volkswagen Touareg 170TDI 3.0L Diesel SUV 4WD$89,240
2023Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Elegance 3.0L Diesel SUV 4WD$108,240
2023Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line 3.0L Diesel SUV 4WD$117,540

Volkswagen Touareg Specs:

Variant (1 available)
8 Speed Sports Automatic
Drive Type
Fuel Efficiency
6.8L / 100km
Towing braked
3500 kg
Towing unbraked
750 kg
Select Variant (2 available)

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Volkswagen Touareg Dimensions

The Volkswagen Touareg has 3 variants. The height ranges from 1718mm to 1757mm, the width is 1984mm and length is 4889mm:


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news | 24 May 2023
The third generation of Volkswagen's flagship SUV has received an update with subtle exterior and interior upgrades.
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news | 15 Feb 2023
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Volkswagen Touareg R delayed to mid-life facelift, due in 2024
news | 15 Dec 2022
What was planned to be Volkswagen Australia’s first plug-in hybrid – the Touareg R performance SUV – has been delayed to 2024, to align with a mid-life update.
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI: owner review
Owner Review | 12 Aug 2020
SUVs. I have a genuine belief that their success can be attributed to the blinkered reliance on American ideals, particularly when it comes to motoring trends. Consensus indicates that these large, rolley-poley, high-riding, dreary, middle-class shopping trolleys provide something that a station wagon cannot, is laughable. I, for one, believe that the ‘Utility’ part of SUV is wholly undeserving and blasphemous. I have never liked SUVs. I think that they emphasise the quotidian nature that motoring doesn’t have to be. So, when I heard Dad was looking to buy a new car, you can imagine my confusion, when he began talking of Jeep Cherokees and VW Touaregs. The unfortunate thing was however, that as a somewhat young family at the time, the parents still wanted to go on bush-bashing road trips, and ours to Lake Mungo in NSW’s South-West had been in planning for some time now. So, despite my pleas, a new SUV it was. The decision to go for the Touareg was put down to nothing more than reliable German engineering and brand loyalty (we had previously bought a 2013 Comfortline Golf and continue to thoroughly enjoy it). Test driving a mid-range Grand Cherokee revealed an inexplicable amount of rattling, squeaking and creaking. Overall amounting to an uncomfortable place to be for extended periods of time, especially in the ruggedly tough back seats. The Touareg, on the other hand, seemed to rise to the occasion of the test drive. According to Dad, the 3 litre V6 smoothly delivering its diesel power to all four wheels with ‘effortless grace’. The interior was typically German as well. Leather seats mated to a well decorated dash board with generous room. It was, however, the clever air suspension that sold the deal. Self-levelling and constantly adapting to conditions, it showed its true design merit off road. Our trip to Lake Mungo was both picturesque and insightful. Educational in the sense that we were walking the same ground that 42,000 years prior had been occupied by the now famous Mungo Man and Mungo Lady. Insightful also in the sense that we learnt the Touareg’s true capabilities. Extremely soft sand couldn’t throw the big European, nor could some very decent inclines. 550nm of torque more than makes up for a somewhat lacklustre 180kw as you explode towards your destination, rather than sprint. However, as with most diesels in that capacity range, getting past 3,000 revs sees the VW tire, clinging to the next whoomph of power coming from its proceeding gear, of which there are a total of eight. Another aspect of the TDI that was exposed on our trip was the startling absence of a spare wheel. And as far as puncture locations go, the barren ridges of the horizonless sands in the Mungo District are not ideal. Unusually, Wolfsburg initiative had let us down there. The irony was not lost on us in that the lowered 2012 FG FPV Falcon we passed on our trip back up north did indeed have a spare wheel. However, apart from my witty repartee, the drive was pleasant and uneventful. So, that was three years ago and since then I’ve received my licence. Initially, I thought Dad was insane giving a 17- year old the keys to a ­­­$70,000 car. What I would come to realise however, is that the Touareg is one of the easiest vehicles to drive. This being said, easy is not necessarily good. The steering is light and lacking in feel. In its comfort setting the suspension perfectly emulates a 1920s tug boat enduring a tsunami within the Bermuda Triangle. This, however can be fixed by selecting ‘normal’ or ‘sport’. The engine runs out of steam after 3,000 revs. The traction control is a strict disciplinarian, sticking its nose into anything deemed as irresponsible. Turning it off will alleviate the problem, but in the back of your head you begin to ponder if it has the capacity to put itself on its own roof if you take a corner a bit too quick. Traction control therefore stays on. Fuel economy, clearly designed for travel on the Autobarn is ­­­8L/100km in the city and roughly 6L/100km on the highway. For a vehicle of 2.1 tonnes this is fairly impressive. And truthfully, driving around the suburbs or through the city you won’t experience issues with the traction control, the steering won’t pose a problem unless you want that strong road feel and you won’t be accelerating past 3,000 revs unless you are deliberately trying to provoke it. So then, the Touareg has softened me in my thinking towards SUVs. I still believe their purpose falls short of any genuine logic, especially the metropolitan areas in which they mostly occupy. Thing is, learning to drive in this car, as well as my experience with it alone has truly confirmed my beliefs that this vehicle’s form can indeed match its function. The unadorned culture of SUV then, evidently, has a weak link.
2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review
Owner Review | 30 May 2019
Hi, I had trouble uploading the photos, see attached. If you could contact me via e-mail I can send them over that way. Cheers, MaxVW Living with Max, a 2015 VW Touareg TDI Owner Rating: 8.5/10 Pluses: 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. As a family we found the Audi a bit crowded and lacking in towing ability. With a limit of 80 Kg on the tow ball, we could only get away with towing a Jayco Swift camper trailer which is pretty compact. As an aside it would be useful if reviews included the allowable tow ball mass as, although many vehicles are rated to tow 2 Ton, the tow ball mass severely limits this in practice (The suggested tow ball mass of 10% of 2000Kg is 200Kg for example). I was looking for a tow vehicle for a caravan up to 3 Ton; it came down to a Land Cruiser 200 or Touareg/Q7. The Touareg seemed better value than the Audi and drove like “large Golf” rather than “medium truck” which is more the Land Cruiser experience. Additionally I travel mostly suburban kilometres and the Touareg is easier to manoeuvre for my wife and myself around Sydney. Technology wise Max has it all over the 200 series with much better integrated infotainment systems, a powerful but frugal diesel engine, 8 speed gearbox, air suspension and tips the scales around 500Kg lighter. This difference is mainly in the weight of the 2 range transfer case of the 200 Series needed for difficult off road situations. As we are towing a Jayco 20Ft Cruising Caravan without any off-road pretence this is not that much of a factor. The adaptive air suspension is a major plus on the Touareg TDI and was a factor in choosing the vehicle for towing. It means that weight transfer bars are not required as the vehicle self levels, this also helps with a tight turning circle and not having to remove the bars when traversing undulating ground as can sometimes be needed. Our intention is to travel to remote-ish locations, park the caravan and use the Touareg to explore the surroundings. This will mean some off-road capability, so we travelled to Braidwood for a 4WD intro course to get an idea of how Max will cope on road oriented tyres. The training was great and in amongst the Prado’s and Land Cruiser 200’s was an SR5, a Mercedes GLS and two Touareg. Max handled the conditions well and climbed and descended happily anywhere there was a bit of grip, the tyres seemed to be the limiting factor and will be reviewed next time. The electronic systems functioned as expected and at no time did the vehicle feel out of its depth. The air suspension provided extra ground clearance and cosseted the occupants in comfort mode. Running costs have been a bit more than expected. Over three years Max needed the regular services at 15, 30, 45 and 60,000Km, additionally the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres were replaced at 36,000 Km. I’ve not been very impressed with the Pirelli Verde as they wore quickly on both the Audi Q3 and the Touareg and became quite harsh near the end of their life. A set of Hankook Ventus rubber was fitted as replacements and only lasted 17,000 Km. One those learning curves I guess as I hadn’t noticed they have a treadwear rating of 220, roughly 22,000Km. The Grabber GT’s now fitted have a treadwear rating of 440 and with 19,000km since fitted look like they’ll go the estimated 44,000Km distance. A surprise was needing to replace all the brake rotors and disc pads, I’m not sure if towing the van had an impact but the electronic pad wear indicators were triggered at 43K and measuring the rotors confirmed they were down to their minimum thickness all round. VW quoted around $2,800 for supply and fitting which prompted another of those learning experiences. Compatible rotors and pads are easy to source so the local brake specialist got the job although the replacement Brembo front rotors and DBA rear rotors suffered from shudder and were machined twice before being thrown in the bin for a set of DBA slotted T3 rotors better suited to towing. Should have talked to the DBA technical assistance line earlier. Max now has around 70,000Km of metro & towing on the clock and fuel usage has averaged 14L/Km which seems pretty good considering. Overall costs are in the table below: You can see AAMI and the NSW Government did pretty well with regard to their share of running costs! The vehicle still feels new, almost like built from solid and is rattle free. Not that there hasn’t been a few quibbles. 1. The vehicle was ordered with the technology pack that, according to the brochure, had a heated steering wheel. It was confirmed post delivery this option was not part of the Australia build, after mentioning life was not worth living without a heated steering wheel the supplying dealer agreed to fund the 15K service as compensation which was nice. 2. As I intended to tow the factory tow bar was ordered, in future I will also ask for the electric brake controller to be dealer fitted as a so called experienced auto electrician had a saga getting the Redarc Tow Pro to work with the vehicle electronics. VW Australia were no support either and when contacted referred to the brochure stating: “Please note Volkswagen Group Australia does not endorse or will not be held liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use or fitment of electronic trailer brakes”. Which seemed pretty crazy considering the Touareg is a natural tow vehicle. 3. Tyre Pressure Monitoring had been deleted from the Australian build. This is bad news as the vehicle does not have a full size spare, it is supplied with an inflatable space saver along with a compressor. There also is no room in the back for a full size spare unless the rear seats are lowered. For peace of mind I have installed a Steelmate TPM, at least there should be prior warning so the tyre can be repaired before permanent damage. As the Touareg V8 has TPM fitted I can’t excuse Volkswagen Australia for deleting this from the Australian TDI builds. 4. The Daytime Running Light in the driver’s side headlight failed not long out of the 3 year warranty. As the DRL is part of the self levelling and cornering headlight, the whole assembly must be replaced. I felt a bit sick at this stage as all told with fitting the bill was around $2,000.00 After talking with Castle Hill VW who approached VW Head Office, the headlight was replaced under extended warranty for which I was ever so grateful. All in all the ownership experience has been good, it’s great to drive, the electronics perform as expected, the local VW Service Centre is friendly and accommodating, the Sales Guys follow up periodically and running costs are not alarming. Fuel economy varies according to use with ~10L/100Km around town and averaging ~13L/100Km when towing at 95-100KPH. Although clambering up over the Blue Mountains does push it to 18L/100Km occasionally. To me it looks good and I’m quite pleased to own it. Cheers, MaxVW
2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review
Owner Review | 15 Jul 2016
3 years ago I started looking for an suv that could fit the golf clubs, surfboards and a few mates to go along for the ride. Originally I was looking at a discovery or Mercedes and 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. It's an incredible suv and drives like a car and has plenty of power and super economical. I get 850 km to a tank and costs $85 to fill. It handles so much better than the other cars I test drove. I do a lot of beach trips on weekends and it's very easy to overtake at higher speeds. It's also great with electric tail gate you can open and close with keys, to get surf boards and golf clubs in and out easily. It is a big car but parking senses make it easy to fit in smallest of spaces. The technology makes it easy to navigate, listen to music or talk hands free on the phone. Even reminds you on the dash that you are due for a service. Don't think twice if you are considering a Touareg. If I had to be super critical brakes are not cheap and only last 30,000 km at a cost of $2500. Other than that amazing car a great value for money.

2014 Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI R-line Review
Owner Review | 6 Jul 2016
I love this car, but there are some things I wish were different. The price is eye-watering for a V8 TDI, around $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 I reckon 2 seconds after you put your boot into it. If you can forgive or otherwise workaround that, it has great roadholding and reliability, the servicing costs are fixed for about 5 years, the comfort level is excellent, the space is big, but so is the car. Driving in Sydney in peak hour, dicing for roadspace with huge trucks is not for the fainthearted. I particularly like the connectivity with my Samsung Galaxy III phone which allows me to provide a WiFi hotspot in the car by borrowing the SIM card in the phone. I don't love the Radar Cruise Control because it holds me some way back from the the idiot in front, who then thinks I am perfectly comfortable driving 25 metres behind him at 15 kms/hr below the speed limit. You cannot turn off the radar feature either; it is "glued onto" the cruise control so its cruise on or off, full stop. The radar cruise control will slow the car to a stop if the moron in front does that; but accelerate away by just a flick of the wheel to show the radar clear air ahead, and at a rate that most cars will have trouble keeping up with. Overall, a great car with a few faults.


Where is the Volkswagen Touareg made?

The Volkswagen Touareg is built in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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