Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

After test driving several 4x4,s including the excellent L R discovery, I decided on the Touareg for it's styling and performance. Never have I been so pleased with making that decision. An excellent all round car, my only real reservation would be the lack of a third row of seats.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A premium SUV that may not be as they say, as impressive as key rivals such as the Land Rover Discover but at least it won't fall a part. The V10 TDI is an amazing powerplant and less thirsty than some of its rivals.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I have driven 7400 miles since new I have not had any trouble with the car at all. I have only spent on fuel to date.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Stylish, solid car, easy driving but not too good on corners, reasonable on fuel, brakes not as sharp as expected.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Was letting in water. Can be quite high petrol cost wise.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very poor pdi

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5