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VW Touareg

Designed as a joint project between Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, the large Touareg SUV shares its platform with the previous generation Audi Q7, as well as the Porsche Cayenne.

The first generation went on sale locally in 2002, with the second-gen car dropping in 2010. The full-time 4WD, five-seat SUV offers diesel engines across the line, air-sprung suspension on higher grades and full-time 4WD, with all four variants – including the 2017 Touareg Adventure - using an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Pricing for the Touareg starts at $81,490 for the Touareg 170TDI, while the Touareg V8 TDI Wolfsburg Edition tops the line-up at $139,990.

Volkswagen Touareg Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Touareg varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $98,120
2021 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $81,490 $139,990
2020 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $98,120
2019 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $53,000 $109,010
2018 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $49,800 $102,190
2017 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $42,300 $92,510
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Volkswagen Touareg Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Touareg here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What do you recommend for towing a horse trailer and large draft-horse?

    None of the vehicles you’ve listed are exactly low-maintenance units. They all have complex all-wheel-drive drivelines (which will be appreciated when towing a heavy trailer across a wet showground) and they use the latest common-rail diesel technology which is fairly intolerant of poor servicing.

    As for a power tailgate on a ute, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. But some of the wagon versions of these vehicles can be optioned with powered tailgates. The catch there is that these vehicles use coil sprung rear axles (as opposed to the leaf-sprung ute versions) so they’re not as adept at towing. The Toyota Fortuner, for instance can’t match the HiLux’s 3.5-tonne limit and makes do with 2800kg; not enough for your requirements. The Ford Everest (based on the Ranger) is a little better at 3000kg, but still trails the Ranger’s 3500kg towing capacity and is right on your self-imposed minimum.

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  • Volkswagen Touareg 2007: GVM and GCM

    It depends on the specific model. The GVM varies from 2850 kg to 3200 kg; the GCM varies from 5735 kg to 6700 kg.

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  • What car should I buy for $70,000?

    You’ve pretty much covered the field there, so it should come down to what you want from your car. Do you want comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, offroad capability, cabin space? If you are mostly driving on the highway, then a diesel SUV is probably the best bet. I would rule out a dual-cab ute because of comfort, unless you need the flexibility a ute gives you. I would rule out a hybrid, they’re not at their most efficient on the highway; they’re better suited to town use. Based on your annual mileage I wouldn’t keep the car any more than 3-4 years, that way you’ll have a decent resale value when you get out of it.

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  • Why is my 2015 Volkswagen Touareg oversteering?

    We haven’t heard of similar problems with the Touareg. The tyres are the obvious starting point. Have you changed them? If so the new tyres could have changed the behaviour of the vehicle. If not, try running the pressures a little higher than VW recommends and see what affect that has. If that doesn’t work, check the shock absorbers to see that they are working correctly, and suspension bushes for wear. As it’s under warranty the dealer should check it for you.

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Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Touareg has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2019 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2018 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2017 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
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Volkswagen Touareg Seats

The special edition VW Touareg Adventure has five seats, all very plush and all very comfortable. The rear seat is in a 40/20/40 split and that row may also slide and recline.

Volkswagen Touareg Accessories

Standard features include two-tone leather interior and wood trim, 19-inch Esperance alloy wheels, four-wheel steering, memory for mirrors, front seats and electric steering column, and manoeuvre braking, and roof rails that you can attach an awning to.

Driver-assist tech includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view monitor, park assist plus and automatic reverse braking.

The Adventure has a tyre-pressure-monitoring system, a 90-litre fuel tank (15 litres more than a standard Touareg), and heavier-duty underbody protection.

Volkswagen Touareg Interior

The VW Touareg Adventure looks pretty good from the outside, but the inside is a real crowd-pleaser: the two-tone ‘Savona’ leather interior is eye-catching, as is the open-pore ash wood trim on the dash and doors; and the whole dash and media screen set-up is angled towards the driver, which gives the cabin a snug feel.

Volkswagen Touareg Interior

Volkswagen Touareg Colours

  • Antimonial Silver
  • Aquamarine
  • Malbec Red
  • Pure White
  • Silicone Grey
  • Deep Black Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Volkswagen Touareg 2019.

Volkswagen Touareg Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Touareg SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1717x1984x4878 mm 215 mm
2020 SUV 1717x1984x4878 mm 218 mm
2019 SUV 1732x1965x4898 mm 205 mm
2018 SUV 1732x1965x4898 mm 205 mm
2017 SUV 1732x1965x4898 mm 205 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Touareg Dimensions

Volkswagen Touareg Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Touareg has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x55 R19 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 255x55 R19 255x55 R19
2020 SUV 255x55 R19 19x8 inches 255x55 R19 19x8 inches
2019 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8 inches 255x55 R18 18x8 inches
2018 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8 inches 255x55 R18 18x8 inches
2017 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8 inches 255x55 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Touareg Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Touareg Boot Space

The Volkswagen Touareg SUV has a boot space size of 810 Litres.
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Volkswagen Touareg Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Touareg is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.8L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 6.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.4L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.2L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.2L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 7.2L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Touareg Pricing and Specs for 2021

Volkswagen Touareg Speed

The VW Touareg Adventure can do 0-100km/h in a claimed 6.5 seconds.