Used Volkswagen Touareg (2003 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 10 Nov 2009
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Volkswagen's Touareg has been a steady seller since its launch in 2003 offering a classy and comfortable car with good four-wheel drive ability. It was developed with the Porsche Cayenne, sharing much the same off-road hardware and a V6 petrol engine.
Volkswagen Touareg (03-09)
Great off road, premium car feel, astonishing V10 diesel, refined and quiet on the move, Bluemotion model available
Lacks the upmarket image of a BMW X5 or Range Rover Sport

New price range:

£28,385 - £59,405

Used price range:

£1,240 - £9,894

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Volkswagen's Touareg has been a steady seller since its launch in 2003 offering a classy and comfortable car with good four-wheel drive ability. It was developed with the Porsche Cayenne, sharing much the same off-road hardware and a V6 petrol engine. However, Volkswagen has a rich diesel heritage, and the Touareg fitted with one of these engines offers the best illustration of what it can do, whether it's the hard-working 2.5 TDI, smooth 3.0 V6 TDI or the brutal 5.0 V10 TDI.

Changes for 2007 included a tweaked front end, plus the availability of new technology to make it safer and more accomplished whether on the road or in the wild. There's even a Bluemotion model, offering improved fuel economy and lower emissions, although it's still far from green.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

1.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Resonable fuel economy for quick car. Lovely ride and great on motorways. Really nice interior.  

5 out of 5

Rupert Horne ,   10 Feb 2015    ... read more

 Nothing really that you cant get in any other car. Boot space was pretty average, full time 4wd meant it handled pretty well in any terrain and condition.  

2 out of 5

Anonymous ,   21 Dec 2013    ... read more

 Pure space and power, enjoy racing people,off the lights.  

4 out of 5

Sharon Heald ,   03 Mar 2012    ... read more

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