Volkswagen's Touareg made entry in 2004, being partly luxurious it was more compared with Mercedes Benz and BMW than Ford, Chevrolet, Honda. Touareg got redesigned in 2011 and some changes in 2015 in terms of safety and entertainment tech. With big fat and tall tires, LED headlights, fenders moving around, taillights, better interior, dashboard with wood, shades of metal, this all makes Touareg still a nice looking vehicle. Comes along with leveling up noise cancellation, comfortable suspension, stiff body structure. Ample rear seat legroom, 32 cubic feet for cargo space.
2016 Touareg being weighed 4895 pounds comes with 3.6 liter six cylinder V-6 producing 280 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 266 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm, being paired with eight speed automatic transmission. Producing only 280 hp and vibrations felt through steering wheel, pedal, floor at any engine speed, its also slow and heavy, clocks 7.8 seconds to reach from zero to 60 mph, transmission is reluctant until gas pedal comes into play, consumes 185 feet to stop from 70 mph. Though body motions are well controlled Touareg feels heavy while cornering. Comes with outdated infotainment system, 8 inch touchscreen, screen is slow to response, Sirius radio with controls on knob or buttons available on steering wheel. Navigation system is bad and not able to find input addresses,
Touareg base price starts at $50,615 which is $20,000 more than Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Around $54,860 you can have all wheel drive Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz GLE350, Volvo XC90 and BMW X5.