Probably because Volkswagen focused primarily on the exterior of the car and on the engine range, the interior hasn't received too many modifications. There are a few changes here and there, but nothing too fancy, nothing that could amaze a driver already used with the old Touareg.
Even so, the interior remains comfortable and could make you feel like home if you're planning a longer trip. Thanks to the increased length, the rear passengers now benefit from more interior space, as the bench has 160 millimeters (6.3 inches) in longitudinal adjustment. Furthermore, backrest angle can now be adjusted, which obviously translates into increased comfort for those traveling in the rear.
And because we're at the "rear seats" chapter, we must mention that folding them down increases luggage capacity from 433 liters in normal configuration to 1642 liters.
The interior is "dominated" by the 6.5-inch touchscreen display that lets you access most of the car's features. Although this is indeed a great feature, Volkswagen is offering a resistive touchscreen and not a capacitive one, which means it takes one or two seconds until the display responds to your touch.
Other than that, everything seems just fine and ergonomics is more than great. Everything is just where you'd expect them to be and the driver shouldn't have to do too ample moves to press a button. Not to mention that the dashboard comes with some sort of integrated display that shows the driver basically all data he wants, including vehicle information, navigation instructions and audio settings.
The seats are very comfortable and you should really trust us because this is the chapter we're criticizing the most at every single model. Backpains are killing us, but the Touareg really managed to rise to the expectations. The only thing we have to complain about is the manual control for each seat, but electric adjustments are available as options if you're the kind of lazy drivers like ourselves.Continue reading