Ad closing in a few seconds...
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There's no doubting Volkswagen Touareg safety credentials, although four years after its introduction, it still hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP yet, but it's likely to receive the maximum five star rating just as its predecessor did.



There's a high tally Volkswagen Touareg safety equipment including nine airbags, anti-whiplash head restraints, an electronic stability programme (ESP) which includes trailer stabilisation for towing, rear parking sensors, hill descent control and two ISOFIX child seat mounting points on the outer rear seating positions.

Optional safety systems include adaptive cruise control which keeps a set distance with the car in front but will also automatically stop the car in an emergency, lane assist to prevent you wandering out without indicating, blind spot warning, traffic sign recognition and a post-collision application of the brakes to prevent the car travelling far should you be unfortunately involved in an accident.

By its sheer size alone, Volkswagen Touareg practicality is a given.



It's a large vehicle, yet driving it in town isn't daunting, helped by a good turning circle and standard-fit rear parking sensors. There's also an electric parking brake that frees up space on the centre console and includes a hill start assist system that holds the car on inclines.

In terms of luggage space, there's a useful 580-litre boot which can be increased to 1,642 litres with the rear seats folded down. There's no boot lip, so loading heavy objects is simple, plus there's a clever luggage system, which includes belts and a movable metal bar to keep cases and the like secure.

An electrically opening and closing tailgate is available as an option, but unlike alternatives such as the Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90, the Touareg isn't available with seven seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Touareg (10-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Altitude equipment

Altitude standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Altitude optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

Escape equipment

Escape standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Escape optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel

Hybrid equipment

Hybrid standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Hybrid optional equipment
None available

R Line equipment

R Line standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
R Line optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

R Line Plus equipment

R Line Plus standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
R Line Plus optional equipment
None available

Response equipment

Response standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
Response optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel