Pulling power – the Touareg has it by the barrel-load. With 442lb ft of torque, the big Volkswagen towed its twin-axle Swift from 30-60mph in just 8.4 seconds.
At all speeds, the VW towed straight and true. It also coped well with the lane-change test.
As a tow car, the Touareg is right up there with the X5 and the Discovery.
However, the cabin isn’t quite as well finished as the BMW’s, and there’s no option to seat seven. But it rides well on its optional (expensive) air suspension, and the interior is very quiet at speed.