2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Volkswagen Touareg
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 Comes with outdated infotainment system, 8 inch touchscreen, screen is slow to response, Sirius radio with controls on knob or buttons available on steering wheel.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.

Starting Price $43,615
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, four wheel drive
Engine DOHC 24-valve V-6, direct fuel injection
Transmission 8-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque 266 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Displacement 220 cu in
Wheelbase 113.9 in
Length 188.8 in
Width 76.4 in
Height 68.2 in
Curb weight 4895 lb
Passenger volume 104 cu ft
Cargo volume 32 cu ft
0-60 mph 7.8 secs.
0-100 mph 20.7 secs.
Top speed 130 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 8.2 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.8 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 5.5 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 185 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 17/23 mpg
C/D observed 19 mpg
Pros Cabin like Audi, good looks
Cons competitors offers more and better, outdated tech