11.23.16 - Volkswagen Touareg

At the top of the Volkswagen lineup you’ll find a vehicle that seems to be out of place and not have a home in the SUV segments of the automotive market. This confusing SUV not only offers you a name that’s hard to pronounce (actually it’s not, but it looks strange) but it also offers you more features than what you’d expect on a mainstream SUV of this size. With those added features the Touareg does have a higher price than most, but if you look at it against some luxury models the price is much less, but so are the features.

This confused in-betweener of a vehicle could be the right choice for you if you want more space for the five passengers you have and more for everyone to enjoy the ride wherever you need to go. If you’re looking for a great SUV to take to the ski slopes, out to the lake, to ride around at the campground or just for the around town errands you need to perform, this is a great option for you to consider. The Touareg is rugged and offers you the traction you need in the rough stuff, making this an SUV you can trust to get you through the bad weather or out to the destination you choose.

The Volkswagen Touareg offers you some cool items to make it the right choice for you. As you move up to larger vehicles one of the most difficult parts of the drive is seeing around the vehicle for the right drive. The Touareg offers you an area view monitor feature that provides a 360-degree view from the four cameras that are mounted around the vehicle, giving you a great look of everything outside. This is also a vehicle that comes with a ten year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty to give you the confidence you want to have in your ride.

For 2017 the Touareg has trimmed down the lineup a bit. The hybrid model wasn’t a choice many made and it was deleted last year and with the recent events for Volkswagen the diesel powertrain is also gone. The base version of this SUV adds active safety features such as active cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring. The new Wolfsburg model is the replacement for the Lux trim in the middle of the pack.

Under the hood of every Touareg you will find a familiar powertrain that can give you what you need for your travels on and off the road. The 4Motion AWD system is standard for this SUV and all models use the eight-speed automatic transmission to give you a wonderful feel when this vehicle shifts. The engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that can produces 280 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque for you while returning 17 city/23 hwy mpg. This SUV can be the right choice for you and is able to give you the versatility you want while offering comfort in every seat.

Standard on the Touareg is the safety suite that was mentioned, blind spot monitoring, automatic climate controls, a hand’s free power liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an eight-inch infotainment screen, a navigation system, a rearview camera and an eight-speaker audio system. Moving up to the Wolfsburg edition will add a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, 14-way adjustable front seats, power folding rear seats, a front console and rear seat vents. At the Executive level you will have the camera system, a driver’s memory seat, a ten-speaker Dynaudio premium sound system and 21-inch alloy wheels added to the package.

If comfort while travelling is important to you, the Touareg is the SUV for you. This beautiful midsized SUV may not know where it belongs in the market, but it does know where it belongs for you; with you behind the wheel heading out to one of your favorite destinations. Come see your nearby Volkswagen dealer and see what comfort is supposed to feel like in an SUV that can carry your five passengers and all the gear you need to your next place of adventure for a great weekend or more of fun in the outdoors.

Written by Carl Durrek

Carl is a gaming fanatic, forever stuck on Reddit and all-around lover of food. He writes about cars for several publications and lives in northern California.

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