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2017 Volkswagen Touareg

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City 17 MPG Hwy 23 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.5
Reliability 4.6
*****
Best car for the $

by Quentin from Naples,FL | May 02, 2019

I bought a used 2017 VW Touraeg when looking at several SUV's in the price range...the VW has more standard features than any other car in that $27k - $35k price range. Plus the car is so heavy but handles like a little compact car...I owned a 2011 Chevy Suburban and it is every bit as heavy but nimble as the 2006 Pontiac Torrent I owned too.

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For me, the Goldilocks of VW SUVs

by Jim J from North Georgia | January 30, 2019

I was leaning toward a VW or Honda SUV but did not need a 3 row version. The Atlas and Pilot were just overkill and the 4 cylinder Tiguan and CRV (hate the CVD Transmission) just didn’t work. I was able to find a latest model Certified Pre-Owned Touareg with almost no miles. What a great vehicle. I really like the drive system (previously owned a VW Syncro), build quality and features. All those things I never thought I’d need but now wonder how I lived without. Only drawback is 22MPG but that is really not unexpected in a large vehicle. Very happy so far.

*****
My top choice of SUV

by BruceC from Lawrenceville, GA | November 13, 2018

The Touareg is the best possible mixture for me. It has an excellent full time 4 wheel drive system that is smooth operating (you don't know it's there until it performs magic) and works very well for light to medium duty off-road use. It also has a high quality comfortable interior that feels more like a Mercedes than a VW. It is a quiet highway cruiser for all day trips with road noise well muted and seats 4-5 people comfortably. The styling is very clean without all the creases and angles so common in many Japanese SUVs and is fairly rare such that you don't see yourself coming down the street every minute. I have owned 3 over the last 10 years and they have been quite reliable. I purchased a new Acura RDX and had it for 8 months and it was a fairly nice car but did not measure up to a Touareg so I traded it in for a lightly used Touareg. The only downsides to the Touareg are that a) it is not being imported into the US after 2017 due to poor sales volumes and b) it doesn't get the best gas mileage. I am seeing 19-20 MPG around town and 24-25 highway which is above it's rated MPG but not as good as some similar sized SUVs.

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2017 Volkswagen Touareg Overview

New/Notable

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is a midsize SUV that seats 5 passengers. It competes with the Ford Explorer, Volvo XC90, and Nissan Murano. This year, it gains a new Wolfsburg Edition trim level, which replaces the Lux trim. Also standard now is the Driver Assistance Package.

Three trims are available: the Sport w/ Technology, Wolfsburg, and Executive.

The Touareg has a sleek, understated exterior with a chrome grille and rhombus shaped headlights. A unique chrome underbody trim wraps around the entire body. Standard features include Bi-xenon HID lights, LED daytime running lights, heated side mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate, a dual-pipe exhaust system, roof rails, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Available features a panoramic moonroof and unique 20- or 21-inch alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the Touareg is powered by a standard 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and 4motion all-wheel drive, producing 266 pounds-feet of torque. Touareg models have a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 pounds. A more fuel-efficient 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 is also available. Fuel economy for the Touareg is an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Touareg has a modern leatherette interior with wood/chrome trim and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat that reclines. Maximum cargo capacity is 64 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features standard multimedia system with a 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can upgraded with a Dynaudio premium audio system. Standard features include automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, sliding/reclining rear seat, and  .ijdsf ;lsg Leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats with adjustable bolsters, heated rear seats, and a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel are available as well. The Wolfburg Edition has a unique two-tone interior with Vienna leather seating, and brushed aluminum accents.

The standard Driver Assistance Package comes with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, and lane keep assist are now standard. Also standard on all Touareg trims is Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System that can shut off the fuel pump, unlock doors, and switch on the hazard lights, in case the airbags deploy. The available Area View 360 camera system utilizes 4 cameras to provide an on-screen, virtual surround view of the vehicle.