2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Car Maintenance and Car Repairs DriverSide

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What’s to

All the comfort and standard features in a gas-powered Touareg, but with a 25 increase in fuel economy. An and well-designed interior is upscale and luxury vehicle standards set by and Lexus.

What’s Not to Like

The turbocharger is great for providing low-end power, but the torque off quickly at the top of the powerband, leaving the struggling at times. The navigation doesn’t have the most menu, and there is a steep curve for finding the correct

The Drive:

DriverSide Driving

An SUV with a V-6 under the hood usually grab people’s it’s been done times over, and not always great results. However, add a and a common-rail clean diesel and things become a little interesting. Gone is the stereotypical and black smoke of a diesel Instead, acceleration in the Touareg V6 TDI is and fluid, breezing through the until about 4,000 rpm the turbo’s power ultimately way.

But this being an SUV, it matter much. What’s important is that the steering is direct and, thanks to the drive, the Touareg feels as at 25 mph as it does at 75. Though, the window aren’t as impressively stable those speeds, and air whistles the passenger side’s A-pillar.

and Drivetrain

To move its sizable the Touareg employs a six-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection. Its 221 horsepower and 407 of torque can tow up to 7,700 pounds, and it has low gear to accompany its permanent drive. The engine is mated to a automatic transmission with manual mode and a sport matching many of the competitors’

I nteresting Vehicle Features and

While most buyers probably be happy with the lengthy standard feature those wanting even won’t be left disappointed. wish list should the keyless ignition option, 10-speaker Dynaudio sound and rearview camera. If safety is a go for the Adaptive Cruise Control system, which modifies the of the Touareg depending on its distance to the in front of it, and Lane Change a feature that works by a light on the side mirror a car pulls into your spot.

Key Technology Evaluation


The real of the Touareg TDI is its diesel engine. To with emissions standards, the uses something called a system, which breaks nitrogen oxide a pollutant spews out of many of the older and turns it into harmless and nitrogen. It performs this through AdBlue, a non-toxic solution that reduces NOx by 90 percent.

AdBlue must be every 6-10,000 miles but is under the free, three-year plan included in the purchase of 2009 VW.

Green Evaluation/Gas

Using ultra-low sulfur the Touareg gets an impressive 17 mpg in the and 25 mpg on the highway. The gas-powered model sees 14/20. City can’t top competitors like the RX400h with its 26 mpg city, but fuel economy is almost with the Touareg edging the by one mpg.

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The clean diesel technology is so it allows this SUV a CARB of ULEV-II better than sedans out there. With a 26-gallon tank, it has a range of 600 as well, making it the ultimate trip vehicle.

A Closer Vehicle Details

Interior

VW has an accessible and clean-looking interior for its newest addition to the VW diesel The five-seater features an elegantly instrument panel and chrome-rimmed The leatherette or optional leather are bolstered well, while the foot space angles slightly to provide a handy rest for comfort or a brace in of sharp braking.

Through the exterior design for the 2009 model year, VW has to make a large SUV look more compact. Blunt, headlamps meet a classic VW and wide air dams give the front-end some substance. and aerodynamically more efficient, wheels complete the look.

Segment and Pricing

Exact hasn’t been announced but considering the premium for clean technology, we’re expecting it to around $43,000. This the Touareg in a good position a number of luxury SUVs the $47,100 BMW X5. $49,475 Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC and $43,480 Lexus It will be on sale starting 2009.

What We Think

has placed itself ahead of the by promptly delivering a luxury-laden diesel SUV for the U.S. market. will embrace the large of standard features, and extras free roadside assistance and maintenance make it a smart The icing on the cake is that all of it is in a more fuel-efficient vehicle one just happens to have a turbocharged engine in it as well. you, EPA.

We owe you one.

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