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The Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size SUV one of the most rugged and sturdily SUVs on the market. It has a softer, appearance that lends to being easily misunderstood. It with the Jeep Grand Ford Explorer, Honda and the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner.

See our review of the 2014 Volkswagen the current model, for more as well as photos, specs, and

First introduced to the U.S. for the model year, the Touareg far more like a tall than a truck; but it has more ability than most utility vehicles, with for off-roading and impressive trailer-towing Early models were by either a 220-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 VW’s narrow-angle VR6 engine) or a 4.2-liter V-8. Later year—and also for the 2006 year, but not for 2005—VW made is still regarded by some to be the of the Touareg models: a Touareg TDI powered by a turbocharged, direct-injection V-10, making 310 hp and 553 pound-feet of giving the Touareg the ability to tow trailer loads without a sweat. V-6 Touareg models a different story entirely; just 220 horsepower to move than 5,000 pounds—and not a lot of torque from the VR6—the felt overwhelmed and performance was even though the six-speed transmission had Tiptronic manual and did its best. A new 276-hp, 3.6-liter of the VR6, introduced for 2007, was the V-6 model to feel adequate.

The V-8 models aren’t downright either, but they accelerate enough and cruise comfortably; were also upgraded to 350 hp in

Overall, first-gen Touareg have impressive interior room for five adults, and one of the more refined rides of any vehicle. However unlike other vehicles its size, the doesn’t have a third row of There’s also not much space if the back seats are up. off-road hardware, with from modern electronics, is of the package; the Touareg can handle rock-scrambling, along with muddy slopes or loose With an available air suspension, the offered three different heights and was an even more off-road device.

And for all Touareg models, safety is

For 2008, Volkswagen renamed the the Touareg 2, signifying a mild and a revised list of features, an improved off-road anti-lock mode plus new options as adaptive cruise control and a warning system. Truthfully, the hadn’t changed much. In the Touareg got a more modern, V-6 TDI, replacing the big V-10 although this engine no had the semi-like torque output, at 221 hp and 407 it was still the best choice for and was rated at 17 mpg city, 25 highway and was emissions legal this

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The V-8 model was dropped for 2010.

A redesigned Touareg, along a new Touareg Hybrid model, for the 2011 model year. The new carried over for the 2012 year, offers a choice of powertrains—a base 280-hp a turbodiesel V-6 with 225 hp and 406 lb-ft of and a hybrid edition with 380 net In the 2013 VW Touareg. the diesel was reengineered to 240 horsepower and 407 lb-ft, and ratings rose to 19 mpg city, 28 for most kinds of driving to the Hybrid’s 20/24 mpg.

changed very little 2012 and 2013, with a few cosmetic differences; the 2013 year brought new LED taillamps for models, most notably.

The diesel and hybrid versions impressive fuel economy, but the Touareg’s substantial pricetag luxury-SUV territory—plotting it against the of the BMW X5. Towing capacity with the though, is quite impressive, and VW improved the basic design the first generation with proportions and styling details. The remains a five-seat SUV, while the related Audi Q7 is a crossover.

Cargo space is too, and though the ride is a little firm, the Touareg many high-end shoppers a to look down in price moving down in performance.

A Touareg X edition was introduced at the Paris Auto Show. 19-inch Moab alloy plus a panoramic sunroof; roof rails; bi-xenon darkened taillights, and special this 2013 special celebrates the model’s tenth Then the 2014 Volkswagen is slated to get a sportier R-Line offering 20-inch alloy wheels, a front bumper, side LED tail-lights, and oval-shaped dual tips.

Inside, it adds aluminum stainless-steel scuff plates, sport pedals and an R-Line wheel.

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