2015 Volkswagen Touareg

At a Glance

Pricing $44,705 - $66,995
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.0l V6 HEV S, 3.0l V6 T D, 3.6l V6
Transmissions A8
Fuel Economy 17-20 (city), 23-29 (highway)

The Touareg is Volkswagen's entry in the premium 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 $44,000 for the V6 powered model. A diesel-powered model is priced from $47,000 and adds more torque and improved mileage. A performance-oriented hybrid model is also available for over $62,000. On paper, the Touareg has a lot going for it, but its premium pricing places it in competition with models from brands that have more prestige than the one known for the "people's car".

What Changed:

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Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI MSRP
Touareg Sport 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17 / 23 / 20 49 $44,705
Touareg Sport Technology 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17 / 23 / 20 49 $48,745
Touareg Sport Technology 3.0l V6 T D (240-bhp) A8 AWD 20 / 29 / 24 51 $52,245
Touareg Lux 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17 / 23 / 20 52 $53,170
Touareg Lux 3.0l V6 T D (240-bhp) A8 AWD 20 / 29 / 24 54 $56,670
Touareg Executive 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17 / 23 / 20 52 $58,700
Touareg Executive 3.0l V6 T D (240-bhp) A8 AWD 20 / 29 / 24 54 $62,200
Touareg Hybrid 3.0l V6 HEV S (380-bhp) A8 AWD 20 / 24 / 22 53 $66,995