Leasing a Volkswagen Touareg
Engines and performance for the Volkswagen Touareg
The power for what is a large SUV comes from turbocharged 3.0 litre diesel and petrol engines. In the Volkswagen Touareg, the petrol engine is a sound choice with six cylinders and it feels quiet and powerful and will complete the 0 to 62 mph sprint in just over six seconds. The entry-level model unit produces 231hp and is a responsive engine which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver a smooth driving experience. In 2020, Volkswagen unveiled the Touareg R which is the new range topper and a plug-in hybrid offering 462hp of power, electric efficiency and impressive levels of performance.
Equipment and handling
The Volkswagen Touareg is a well-designed and comfortable SUV offering a premium cabin in this competitive segment. The all-wheel-drive delivers lots of traction and little in the way of body roll to deliver an enjoyable and comfortable driving experience - especially when putting it through its paces on winding country roads. The interior uses premium materials throughout and is a spacious offering with a huge boot. The seats are comfortable with the R-Line offering leather seats as standard, they are pricey options for other trims but are worth considering. The infotainment system uses a 9.2-inch touchscreen for the entry-level trim while better spec Touaregs have a 15-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12-inch digital screen for the dials and analogue instruments. There's a great view from the raised ride height and large windows and standard equipment includes a rear view camera and parking sensors. There's also LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, power folding mirrors and two-zone climate control. Safety kit includes automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and driver attention monitoring. Essentially, the Volkswagen Touareg is a premium offering with lots of practical ideas in a well-equipped SUV - and it's one that delivers a good stance for comfortable driving with the suspension delivering a smooth and enjoyable drive Compared with many rivals, the Touareg is highly recommended.