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VW Touareg 3.0L V6 210 R Line 2022 Review

VW Touareg 210 R Line – Since its first release the Touareg has been a major success for the brand.    The reasons are obvious, sleek styling, dynamic roadholding, true all road and off road capability and a level of luxury. Comfort and safety features that put many higher proceed SUVs to shame.

Before I go on I have to declare that the Touareg is one of my favourite SUVs.

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I drove the 210 R Line model with a powerful and smooth 3.0L V6 Turbo diesel that pumps out a respectable 210 kW and a healthy 600 Nm at just 1750rpm. Driving all four wheels through the 4motion system and a ZF 8 Speed auto transmission.

Its reasonably economical using around 8.8l/100k during our test.

While it has some performance credibility, its real forte is a particularly comfortable long distance cruiser. Luxuries like heated and ventilated seats, with massage function, interior mood lighting, whisper quiet with minimal road noise and air suspension all add to the luxury ambience.

As I have said many times you have to actually drive the Touareg to appreciate just how good it is. Considering it shares a lot with the Audi Q8, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini Urus, that comes as no suppose.

The Touareg 210 is priced from $112,690 plus the usual costs and is fully equipped in R-line specification.

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • On road dynamics
  • Off road capability
  • Standard features
  • Have to go into screen for A/C controls
  • No full size spare
  • ACC not selectable

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Model   

2022 VW V6 Touareg 210 TDI R-Line AWD

Model Price $116,290 MLP*
Engine 3.0L V6 TDI Twin Turbo
Drivetrain 8 Speed AT 4 Motion AWD
Power 210kW at 4,000rpm
Torque 600 Nm @ 1,750-3,000rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 180 g/km
Economy ADR 6.8 L/100km / 90L tank / 8.8L/100k on our test
0-100kmh /Top Speed 6.1 secs / TBA kmh
Towing Ability/Ball 3500kg / 240 kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km 3 or 5 Yr. fixed  Price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Overall Rating    

89/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing / AWD Ability 8 Towing 4/5 Off road 4/5
Technology / Connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

*Towing and AWD Capability is compared to other similar vehicles in the same class.

Dimensions

 
Overall Length / Wheelbase mm 4878 / 2899
Width / Height 1984mm / 1686mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 213mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles TBA
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 90 Litres / 11.2mts KTK
Boot space min / max L 810 / 1800
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM kg 2129kg / 631kg / 2850kg / 6350KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 260kg

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Some more Touareg 210 R Line notes

  • VW Touareg is an absolute favourite SUV of mine
  • Responding to market demand the R Line is a separate model
  • R Line package includes pretty much everything except the kitchen sink.
  • Option list is minimal
  • The interior is such a comfortable place to be.
  • I love the touch assist central screen and the touch sensitivity.
  • This includes the pre-emptive loading of touch controls as your hand nears the screen,
  • The 3.0L V6 is a good balance between performance and economy and promotes an easy driving style with its prodigious low torque.
  • Matrix LED auto headlights are stunningly good
  • Given that the Touareg is based on the same MLB platform as the Audi Q8/Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga, you can understand just why its dynamics are so good.
  • It’s the type of SUV you can jump in, drive to Cairns and arrive feeling almost refreshed.

 VW Touareg 210 R Line feature highlights:

  • LED Headlights, daytime driving lights and tail lights,
  • Automatic headlights, auto dimming mirrors and rain sensing wipers,
  • 20″ Nevada alloy wheels,
  • Electronic tailgate with Easy Open & Close & Keyless Access and start,
  • All-wheel steering
  • Active roll stabilization
  • Headlight washing system
  • Premium LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
  • R-Line front and rear bumpers
  • Rear and side window tint
  • R-Line Savona leather appointed upholstery
  • Memory for front seats, mirrors & electronic steering column
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with 8 different massage programs
  • Brushed stainless steel foot pedals
  • R-Line multi-function steering wheel, heated and with shifting paddles
  • Soul Black headliner
  • IQ DRIVE –

    • Front Assist with City EB and Pedestrian Monitoring,
    • Lane Assist with Adaptive Lane Guidance,
    • Emergency Assist,
    • Travel Assist,
    • Adaptive Cruise Control,
    • Side Assist with Front & Rear Cross Traffic Assist,
    • Park Assist,
    • Driver Fatigue Detection,
    • 360° Proactive Occupant Protection,
    • Front and rear parking sensors and Rear View Camera^
  • 8.9/10 Overall Rating – 8.9/10

8.9/10

Summary

VW Touareg 210 R Line – Since its first release the Touareg has been a major success for the brand.

The reasons are obvious, sleek styling, dynamic roadholding, true all road and off road capability and a level of luxury. Comfort and safety features that put many higher proceed SUVs to shame.

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