2014 Volkswagen Touareg Automobile Magazine

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2014 Volkswagen Touareg

By Magazine 9/13/2013

What’s New for in 2014

The biggest news for the Volkswagen Touareg is the new R-Line Building on the Lux trim level for the V-6 and TDI models, the R-Line adds Mallory aluminum wheels, a suspension, LED taillights, revised and rear fascias, a black a unique steering wheel, and a of R-Line badges inside and Keyless access with start is now standard on almost Touareg, as is a trailer hitch and a trunk opener). more


Volkswagen introduced the in 2002 after previewing its modern SUV with the Advanced Concept (AAC) at the 2000 auto show. The AAC wore would become the Touareg’s clip but was a pickup truck, than an SUV, and the interior a relatively good preview of the Touareg’s overall cabin Unlike many other in the automotive landscape at the time of the Touareg’s debut, Volkswagen’s upped the ante with a and premium cabin and a clean, exterior design.

The SUV managed to blend the on-road of the sporty BMW X5 with the go-anywhere of a Toyota Land Cruiser, to an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive a trio of lockable differentials rear, and center), and an optional air system. A turbo-diesel V-10 was for a short time, and we even a weekend with a racing of the big VW .

The Touareg was face-lifted in 2007 called the Touareg 2 until with a new front fascia and the of a blind-spot warning system, other options. 2011 an all-new, second-generation Touareg. is still on sale.

Although the Volkswagen Touareg is still an warrior — locking air suspension, and a plethora of cameras are all – Volkswagen has worked to make its SUV more luxurious. The cabin even further upscale buttery leather hides, wood and metal trim, and a and crisp infotainment screen. The Volkswagen Touareg is available in Hybrid, and TDI V-6 diesel guises.


Compared with carlike competitors, the Touareg proportions, packaging, and seating make it feel more a brawny SUV from five ago than a modern crossover. doesn’t mean Volkswagen is buyers’ demands for fuel-efficient though. In addition to a hearty V-6, VW offers two alternatives to the gasoline engine.

A turbo-diesel V-6 massive torque and respectable ratings of 20/29 mpg city/highway.

At 24 mpg, the 2014 Volkswagen gasoline/electric hybrid isn’t as efficient on the highway, but the city is the same 20 mpg. If the hybrid’s economy is a bit underwhelming, its power is but. The core engine is a V-6, and when combined the electric motor, total is 380 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque.

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The Touareg impresses us with a surprisingly demeanor — the engine is the Audi S4, and the traditional eight-speed keeps it from droning or — and the transition between gas and modes is seamless.

The diesel and powertrains offer the responsiveness and Americans have come to from gasoline engines, and all engines — even the — are rated to tow an impressive pounds. Another feather in the cap is the fact that the SUV has been as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance for Highway Safety. However, the biggest problem is that priced like a luxury SUV the luxury badge on the hood. It doesn’t have three (even as an option) like of its competitors; for added passenger buyers have to step up to the platform mate, the Audi Q7.

If you can get past the high price you’ll find the Touareg to be a competent SUV with an upscale

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