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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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