The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is the German brand's flagship SUV, but its $50,000 starting price puts it in a difficult spot. Ostensibly this 2-row/5-passenger vehicle is more luxurious than a Ford Edge or Jeep Grand Cherokee but not quite as fancy as a BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE. In reality, we'd recommend just about any competitor over the Touareg.
New Features and Revisions
A year after the hybrid powertrain was put out to pasture, the once-loved diesel option is gone, too, in the wake of VW's scandal. Base models get active safety features and driving aids like active cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. The mid-trim Wolfsburg model replaces the Lux trim.