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BMW X6 vs Volkswagen Touareg

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$140,900 - $247,900

2024 price

Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen Touareg

$63,627 - $131,990

2022 price


2024 BMW X6
2022 Volkswagen Touareg
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 6, 3.0L

Turbo V6, 3.0L
Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency
9.3L/100km (combined)

6.8L/100km (combined)

  • Polarising exterior looks
  • Lots of good features embedded in extra-cost packages
  • Updated multimedia system takes a while to get used to

  • Price-tag
  • Turbo lag
  • Road tyres limited on dirt
2024 BMW X6 Summary

First launched in 2008, the BMW X6 created history (and a new car category) with its coupe styling on an SUV framework.

It was a polarising effort but one that opened up the SUV market for those wanting the size and presence of an SUV without compromising on the sporty styling of a smaller car.

The 2024 X6 has had a facelift and that brings a more athletic and robust kerb-side appeal that might swing a few fence sitters onto the side of liking it.

The already pleasant interior has been polished with extra customisations available on trims and accents. The technology has seen the biggest upgrade and it now features a more streamlined mild-hybrid component to the engine. It all positions the X6 well and truly within the rank of luxury.

For the last week I’ve been driving the mid-spec xDrive40i M Sport variant to see how the facelifted model holds its own against rivals, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI Dynamic Black and Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4Matic Coupe. 

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2022 Volkswagen Touareg Summary

Contemporary large all-wheel drive SUVs represent a nice balance between on-road comfort and at least some sort of capability to tackle traction-compromised surfaces, such as rain-slicked bitumen or when the blacktop turns to dirt or gravel.

And when a vehicle’s price-tag heads north of the $100k mark surely you can be assured of a top-quality all-round driving experience, right? 

Well, we tested a 2022 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line to see if it’s worthy of your consideration.

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