2014 Volkswagen Touareg Overview
Positioned atop the VW lineup, the five-seat Touareg competes with luxury crossovers like the Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Lincoln MKX. It comes with a choice of three V-6 powertrains: a traditional gas V-6 engine, a turbocharged diesel V-6 or a V-6 gas-electric hybrid system.
New for 2014
A new R-Line trim level is available, which is detailed below. In addition, Executive and Lux trim levels get a motion-activated liftgate to make accessing the cargo area easier when your hands are full. A trailer hitch is standard, and most models now have keyless access with push-button start. Executive and hybrid models get a multiview camera system, too.
LEDs in headlights and taillights, chrome door accents and stylish tailpipes come standard.
The interior is fitted with a sliding and reclining backseat and 6.5-inch touch-screen stereo. Leather upholstery available.
Under the Hood
The Touareg features a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6 or 240-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6. It comes in eight-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive, and can run on E15 fuel.
Standard antilock brakes and electronic stability system all provide vehicle control. Passenger protection includes standard side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com