VW Touareg 3.0L V6 210 R Line 2021 Review

VW has hit a winner with its Touareg since its launch, and we drive the 210 R Line version, stick around for a minute and see what it is like.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI R Line frontVW Touareg has a number of models in the range topping out with barnstorming V8 R Line. However the sweet spot in the range is probably the 210 R Line version.

Volkswagen's Touareg V8 is the premium performance choice.

More than enough performance and dynamics to keep most drivers happy along with the luxury and comfort features of the R Line to allow occupants to relax in style.

The 3.0L V6 Turbo diesel 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.

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It is no slouch either running from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds about the same as a Golf GTi. However it’s as a long distance cruiser that the Touareg excels. It will accommodate 5 in comfort along with their luggage.


You have to actually drive the Touareg to appreciate just how good it is.

The Touareg 210  is priced from $108,490 plus the usual costs and is fully equipped in R-line specification.

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What is good?

  • Performance, ride, handling
  • Exceptional comfort
  • Standard features

What is not so good?

  • Have to go into screen for A/C controls
  • Not a fan of transmission lever
  • ACC not selectable

Also Look At

Model   

2021 VW Touareg V8 TDI R-Line AWD

Model Price $136,490 MLP*
Engine 4.0L V8 TDI Twin Turbo
Drivetrain 8 Speed AT 4 Motion AWD
Power 310kW at 4,200rpm
Torque 900 Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 198 g/km
Economy ADR 7.5 L/100km 90L tank
0-100kmh /Top Speed 4.9 secs / 250 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 – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI R Line

Overall Rating    

94/100

Behind the Wheel 10
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 9
Fun Factor 9
Value for Money 10

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VW Touareg 210 R Line Overall Rating
  • 10/10
    Behind the Wheel - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Towing Ability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Value for Money - 10/10
9.2/10

Summary

However it’s as a long distance cruiser that the Touareg excels. It will accommodate 5 in comfort along with their luggage.

You have to actually drive the Touareg to appreciate just how good it is.

The Touareg 210  is priced from $108,490 plus the usual costs and is fully equipped in R-line specification.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.