There is more than one way to view the all-new 2019 VW Touareg. For example, since it uses the same platform as some of the VW Group’s poshest SUVs, you might be inclined to look at it as an affordable Bentley Bentayga.
At the same time, you shouldn’t get your expectations to sky rocket, especially with regards to interior quality, which the all-new Touareg has plenty of, according to Carwow, yet certainly not on the same level as the previously mentioned Bentley, nor a Porsche Cayenne or even an Audi Q7 for that matter.
Lower quality “scratchy” plastic was found in certain places around the cabin, like on the edges of the center console, on the door pockets and the glove box. Other than that, there are no complaints in this review, especially once the focus turns to the massive central touchscreen display – which is great, aside from one or two ergonomics issues.
On the open road, the Touareg feels “surprisingly agile”, says the reviewer. Still, if you do decide to take it off-road, it will probably not handle itself as well as a Land Rover Discovery or a Toyota Land Cruiser.
As for the 3.0-liter V6 TDI diesel engine, it provides the SUV with plenty of punch in a straight line, although the gearbox can be a bit slow to respond, as demonstrated on-video.