The Touareg is equipped with a four-wheel independent steel-spring suspension that produces a firm and controlled ride. The somewhat stiff spring rates and spot-on steering allow you to perform some...
rather high-involvement maneuvers, proving that, even with a tall ride height, an SUV can still be a stable and competent performer.
The Touareg shares its chassis and suspension setup with the Porsche Cayenne
, a fact you'll want to point out to your friends while they're trying to digest the Touareg's sub-$40,000 starting price. For those who prefer a less European-style ride, Volkswagen offers an advanced air-suspension system that does an excellent job of damping out road imperfections without sacrificing too much of the Touareg's sporting capabilities.