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For 2014, VW adds a new R-Line trim to the Touareg family, bringing unique interior and exterior features, 20-inch alloy wheels and a sport suspension. A new 360-degree Area View monitor and hands-free, easy-open tailgate are made available on all but the R-Line and Sport trims.
After a full redesign two years ago, the Volkswagen Touareg gets few changes for 2013. Most notable is a bump in horsepower for the TDI engine from 225 to 240. Also there are new LED taillights for the Hybrid, some redesigned wheels and a new shade of wood interior trim.
When introduced to the U.S. for the 2004 model year, the VW Touareg aspired to be a do-everything SUV. In its newest iteration, the Touareg has shed 300+ pounds (which included dumping a lo-range transfer case) and is now tailored for on-road, all-season comfort and composure. Rarely will you find a better balance of virtues in something characterized as an SUV.
Is the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg an affordable luxury SUV, or an expensive mainstream SUV? It depends on your point of view, but no matter what, this big 5-passenger SUV offers a blend of German driving dynamics, off-road capability, and day-to-day utility that's tough to find anywhere else. This year, Volkswagen adds a few styling tweaks, plus driver-assist technologies like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, which are much-needed enhancements in this competitive market. The new tech combines with already proven positives, such as the choice of a gasoline, diesel or hybrid drivetrain, and an all-wheel-drive system that gives the Touareg better-than-expected off-road capability. If you're already considering a $40,000-plus SUV like the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, the VW Touareg is worth a look.
By T.Maks on Friday, May 29, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"This SUV is build up for road drive. Fantastic! After 5000 miles of road trip drive in 12 days I did not feel any sign of tired I head V6 Tuareg for three years and I change it for new one V8 Tuareg 2 Fantastic!"
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By mariolovesu on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fuel Economy, Ride, Comfortable, Safe, Solid"
Cons: "Low speed gear changing"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Been driving it mainly on highway so far. Im getting 33 mpg average, giving me over 800 mile range. Handles great, accelerates like something more sporty at highway speeds due to the torque and its super stable (no roll). You'll catch yourself speeding if you're not careful. I feel safe on my Touareg and the entire vehicle feels solid, great built and not to mention the obvious, it looks awesome. The transmission acts a bit funny at low speeds or when driving around parking lots, shift to S mode to overcome this, works like a charm."
21 people out of 22 found this review helpful
By Toolman on Sunday, January 26, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Power, driving characteristics, features"
Cons: "Seat a little short"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Drives flawlessly, excellent road manners, plenty of power and tow ability. Easily pulls my 3500 lbs TT with ease throughout New England's hilly terrain. The transmission and engine work perfectly. I have no real gripes except the seats are not made for short (under 5-5) people. Has all the gadgets and electronics that I could ever need. The NAV system is wonderful. Love the REST feature for keeping the car warm when going to shop up to one half hour. My average economy (almost 90% city) has been 22 mpg this Winter. Not bad at all considering it's 5000 pounds. It can get near 30 mpg on the highway when cruise is set to 60mph. Most of my driving involves climbing hills to and from work. Hopefully I have it for 10 years before getting another vehicle. They keep getting better and better."
15 people out of 16 found this review helpful