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By Cars.com Staff
July 15, 2013
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. (Skip to details on the: Touareg Hybrid, Touareg R-Line) 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. Exterior Highlights
LEDs in headlights and taillights
Chrome door accents
Available leather upholstery
Sliding and reclining backseat
6.5-inch touch-screen stereo
Under the Hood
280-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6
240-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6
Eight-speed automatic transmission
Standard all-wheel drive
Gas-engine Touaregs can run on E15 fuel
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags
Electronic stability system
Active front head restraints
Touareg Hybrid The Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gas engine with an electric motor for a combined 380 hp and 428 pounds-feet of torque. Towing capacity is 7,716 pounds — far exceeding what the competing Lexus RX 450h hybrid can accommodate.
Uses a specialized version of the Touareg's eight-speed automatic
Hybrid battery pack resides under the cargo floor
Can stay in electric mode at speeds up to 31 mph
Back to top Touareg R-Line The new R-Line adds a performance element to the Touareg lineup. It's based on the Lux trim level and is available with a gas or diesel V-6 engine.
20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Exterior cues include unique bumpers, side skirts and R-Line badges
Cabin features brushed aluminum trim, stainless-steel pedals, a black headliner, unique sill plates and more R-Line badges