Volkswagen Touareg 2 SUVs

Volkswagen Touareg 2

About Volkswagen Touareg 2

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 TDI is a rarity in a world of gas-guzzling SUVs that aren't meant to ever leave the beaten path. The VW Touareg 2 TDI offers highly competent on-road driving dynamics with fuel efficiency rivaling that of a midsize sedan, and is an extremely capable off-roader. Part of the TDI's appeal lies in the fact that many of its parts are shared with the much more expensive Audi Q7 TDI and gas-powered Porsche Cayenne. For those willing to forgo the exclusivity of these nameplates, the Touareg 2 TDI represents an opportunity to enjoy a similar driving experience at a lower price point. Despite its luxuriously-appointed cabin, however, many buyers will find the Touareg 2 TDI's five-passenger design flawed in light of the current trend among SUVs to offer seating for seven, and if diesel prices begin to rise again, you may end up paying a premium at the pump.

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2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2
What's new for 2009?
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2

For 2009, a less expensive, lighter-weight V6 TDI diesel replaces the Touareg 2's previous V10 TDI in the lineup. The new VW Touareg 2 TDI is also legal in all 50 states thanks to refinements made to the engine and exhaust system, making it one of the cleanest diesels on the road.

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
What's new for 2008?
2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2

While not completely new, the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 benefits from more improvements than a typical mid-life refresh. A new front end, revised interior and stronger engines breath life into Volkswagen's SUV.