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2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

At a Glance

Pricing $44,450 - $60,565
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.0l V6 HEV S, 3.0l V6 T D, 3.2l V6
Transmissions A8
Fuel Economy 16-20 (city), 23-28 (highway)

The Touareg is Volkswagen's entry in the SUV market. Developed in conjunction with the Porsche Cayenne, the Touareg offers a luxurious interior paired with a chassis and drive system that is more than capable off-road as well as on-road. The Touareg starts at around $45,000 for the V6 powered model. A diesel-powered model is priced from $48,000 and adds more torque and improved mileage. A performance-oriented hybrid model is also available for over $61,000. A healthy list of price option packages can easily add thousands to the base price. On paper, the Touareg has a lot going for it, but its premium pricing places it in competition with a lot of models with more prestige than that of the "people's car".

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Touareg VR6 3.2l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 16/23/19 52 $44,450
Touareg TDI 3.0l V6 T D (225-bhp) A8 AWD 19/28/23 52 $47,950
Touareg Hybrid 3.0l V6 HEV S (333-bhp) A8 AWD 20/24/22 51 $60,565