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Volkswagen Touareg

Price $35,460 – $51,960
Fuel consumption 10.3 – 13.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
While the Touareg lineup has been simplified this year and pared down to the Sportline, Wolfsburg and Execline, it features more standard equipment that includes keyless entry, new colours and new rims. Without a diesel engine, the Touareg is left with the 280-horsepower, 3.6L V6 gas engine paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. At Volkswagen, Wolfsburg versions foreshadow the imminent arrival of a new generation, which is expected in the next year or two in this case.

Tests and Features

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Test Drives2017 Volkswagen Touareg: Luxury in Disguise
If you were to conduct a focus group of average people and asked them to start naming luxury SUVs, the Volkswagen Touareg would probably not be at the top of their list. It’s somewhat of a dark horse in this category, despite being on the market since 2003. I suppose …
Special Events2015 Volkswagen Touareg: Crossing The Sierra Nevada
They say that what makes a drive memorable is not so much the vehicle you’re driving as the route you take. Many manufacturers offer diverse programs that afford their clients unique experiences. What would you say to a ride across the Moroccan desert at the wheel of a Touareg, a …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Intermediate SUVs Over $50,000
Some models are born to shine! It all starts with a great platform. Once a platform has proven itself, automakers will use and reuse it to ensure the success of their other models. That’s exactly what happened with the 2014 Porsche Cayenne / …
Test Drives2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI: Luxury, Take Two
Volkswagen has enjoyed an upscale reputation amongst Canadian buyers for the past 20 years, as ever-more-comfortable versions of vehicles like the Golf, the Jetta, and the Passat have been gobbled up by price-conscious drivers who perceive German engineering to be a badge of pride. The success of VW in carving …
Test DrivesVolkswagen's Enigmatic Touareg Comes in from the Cold for 2011
I’m going to be brutally honest here: I did not like the previous generation Touareg very much. That said, having only driven it on a couple occasions, I admit my experience with the Bavarian beast was quite limited. However, my issue wasn’t necessarily one of experience. No, my issue was …
Test Drives2010 Volkswagen Touareg: A Bigger Beetle?
Volkswagen, when pronounced properly, is perhaps one of the easiest German-to-English translations extant. Trading the harsh English “v” for a softer “f” sound, you don’t need a degree in languages to understand what the term “folksvagen” means. A name birthed by none other than history’s most hated man, the brand’s …

News

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New YorkVolkswagen will Unveil "Another" SUV at the New York Auto Show
With the Atlas hanging around, a now-updated Tiguan, and the eventual arrival of something sub-compact based on the T-Roc—not forgetting the Golf SportWagen Alltrack—you’d think Volkswagen has all the SUVs it needs to tackle the current sport utility tsunami that’s flooding the industry. Turns out Volkswagen thinks otherwise, because at …
New ModelsVolkswagen Touareg X Will Make it to North America
It has been 10 years since Volkswagen marketed its first SUV, the Touareg. To celebrate this event, Volkswagen of America announced the release of the Touareg X Special Edition. Since the SUV’s release, it has sold over 700,000 Touaregs worldwide including 121,385 units in the United States. The Touareg X …
Geneva2011 Volkswagen Touareg : At last a makeover
Volkswagen, the European automotive giant, has just presented it’s new Touareg SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) equipped with the most important upgrades in it’s history. Aesthetic aspects As a start, it is equipped with the typical Volkswagen grille initiated with the Golf VI models, followed by the new Polo models. It’s …
NewsVolkswagen Sweeps Dakar
Volkswagen has dominated what is arguably the single most difficult race in motorsports. Led by veteran driver Carlos Saintz, the Volkswagen team of specially prepared (read: in no way related to what you can buy) Touaregs to occupy all three podium positions of the 2010 Dakar rally, now held in …

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Driving a Volkswagen Touareg through Spain’s Sierra Nevada
Motoring TV recently travelled to Spain's Sierra Nevada mountain range to drive the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. And while it's highly unlikely that the average Touareg owner would subject their vehicle to the type of punishment the Motoring TV team put the sport utility through, the new Touareg handled it quite …