Changes to the 2016 VW Touareg crossover SUV are limited to some added features. Lux and Executive models gain 14-way-power ventilated front seats, while the Executive gains as standard a power tilt wheel and the Driver Assist package. The hybrid model is dropped.
The 2015 VW Touareg adds a slight revision to the front and rear styling, new taillights, and revised wheel designs. More importantly, it finally gets driver-assist technology like adaptive cruise control, lane assist, collision warning with automatic braking, and blind-spot detection. The sporty R Line is dropped.
About Volkswagen Touareg
The Volkswagen Touareg for 2016 is either a bargain-priced luxury SUV or a really expensive midsize family-crossover SUV. Actually, it's both, which is why it can be so difficult to classify the darn thing. Size-wise, the 2016 Touareg competes with less expensive 5-passenger crossover SUVs such as the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. But, its luxury accommodations and sophisticated all-wheel-drive system place it in the same league as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and BMW X5. The Touareg features an impressive list of standard and available safety features, including recently added adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. Regrettably, although you can still choose between a gasoline or diesel engine, last year's powerful hybrid model has been dropped.