The Volkswagen Touareg is able to offer the utility and convenience that you expect from an SUV while maintaining the premium features you would expect from a luxury vehicle. You will notice plenty of high-end touches, such as premium materials and the latest technology, but can still use the Touareg to tow over 7,500 pounds.
Every single Touareg model comes equipped with multiple features you would expect only from expensive luxury brands. These includes a tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel, adaptive xenon headlights, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, and heated front seats. Other available premium features include a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, driver memory, power lumbar for the front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Even the safety features in the Touareg are reminiscent of premium vehicles. In addition to standard things you would expect, like antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, hill hold assist, and a range of airbags, you get post-collision automatic braking on all models. Other top safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane change assist (Side Assist), lane departure warning (Lane Assist), and Front Assist featuring Autonomous Emergency Braking.
Engine and Capabilities
There are three main versions of the Touareg, each of which features its own engine. The standard Touareg trims run on a 3.6-liter gas V6 for 280 horsepower and a torque of 265 pound-feet and gives you 19 mpg combined. If you want the Touareg TDI with a diesel engine, you will get a 3-liter turbocharged V6 for 406 pound-feet of torque and 240 horsepower and an impressive 23 mpg* combined.
There is also a Touareg Hybrid that combines a 3-liter supercharged gas V6 with an electric motor for an amazing 428 pound-feet of torque and 380 horsepower while achieving 21 mpg combined. You can equip your Touareg to tow 7,700 pounds, a number which beats the competition.
To experience the Volkswagen Touareg for yourself, head to Volkswagen of South Mississippi in D’iberville, Mississippi, and go on a test drive.
*EPA Estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle conditions.