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Volkswagen Touareg review - Reliability & safety

VW customer satisfaction is average but the Volkswagen Touareg boasts impressive safety kit

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Volkswagen finished 27th out of 32 brands in our latest Driver Power survey, which isn’t an awfully positive performance. The Touareg does, however, have some of the most advanced safety technology yet seen in the brand's cars, and has received the full five stars from Euro NCAP. In these respects, the Touareg lives up to its billing as VW’s flagship SUV.

Volkswagen Touareg reliability

It’s fair to say VW hasn’t always had the smoothest ride in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey in recent years, and the German brand could only manage 27th out of 32 manufacturers in 2023, a nine-place slip on the year before. This did place it above Audi, however. 

Safety

The list of safety kit available for the Touareg reads like the vital statistics of a comic-book car, with night vision to help see pedestrians and animals in the dark and semi-autonomous driving aids that can take over the controls in heavy traffic. The Touareg will also recognise road signs, warn you if you’re getting tired, keep you in your lane and brake for you if it senses a collision is imminent and you haven’t reacted.

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The Touareg received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, including 89% and 86% for adult and child occupant protection, respectively, as well as an impressive 81% in the safety assist category.

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