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2017 Volkswagen Touareg

At a Glance

Pricing $49,495 - $60,195
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.6l V6
Transmissions A8
Fuel Economy 17 (city), 23 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 52
Style 2 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 3 stars out of 5
Value 1 stars out of 5
Fun 2 stars out of 5

Overview Information

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. 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:

Lux model replaced by Wolfsburg Edition.

Official Word:

Volkswagen's flagship SUV is utility made luxurious. The Touareg features high-end interior and exterior design, premium technology and driver assistance systems (including an available Area View camera for the Executive trim), and an efficient and powerful engine. New for 2017 For 2017, the Touareg receives some equipment changes and the Lux trim is replaced by a new, value-oriented Wolfsburg trim. On the Sport with Technology trim, the following are added as standard features: Adaptive Cruise Control...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Touareg Sport Technology 2 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17/23/20 49 $49,495
Touareg Wolfsburg Edition 4 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17/23/20 52 $52,795
Touareg Executive 4 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) A8 AWD 17/23/20 52 $60,195

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