You recently had a Head-to-Head between the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. My wife and I are looking to buy a vehicle to start towing a caravan. The maximum will be 3.5 tonnes and visiting numerous national parks around the country will be the limit of our planned off-roading. We are newbies, so reliability and related back-up are important considerations. Currently, we are considering a 2016 VW Touareg V6 TDI or a Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE. Are there other vehicles we should check before making a decision? What's your verdict?
I would take the Touareg over the Discovery but the real outback towing champion is the Toyota LandCruiser — which gets a big tick from me — because of its bulletproof reliability and Toyota's service network. The badge is not as prestigious and it will cost more for a fully luxury package but the 200-Series 'Cruiser is still The King.