Space and luxury at a price
Added: 12th of October 2013
This is my second Touareg in a long line of VWs and was bought as we have a large caravan which we take around Europe each year. The car is automatic and powerful which makes towing extremely easy and provides me with confidence. The features on the car make it a wonderfully comfortable car to drive even for long distances and the electronic gadgets make driving pleasurable and less complicated. The Touareg is a spacious car and with its height off the road gives a good level of vision. The performance of the car is impressive; fantastic pulling power when towing as I have already said but also powerful and smooth at higher speeds when not towing. The automatic with Tiptronic gearbox gives choices of driving style but can very occasionally be a little clumsy, lurching between gears rather than smoothly engaging although this is only at lower speeds. I do not have a great annual mileage and so the costs of fuel are not a big consideration for me, however, it is a costly car to run in terms of road tax £460 and mileage per gallon, usually urban performance being 21-23mpg. I understand newer Touaregs may be better with their mpg. Despite these costs I would consider another Touareg for my next car and recommend it as a high spec, powerful and enjoyable car to drive and to ride in.