Volkswagen Touareg

2004 Volkswagen Touareg

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  • (4.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,354$11,274
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-20
  • Engine: 310-hp, 5.0-liter V-10 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2004 Volkswagen Touareg

Our Take on the 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen arrived late to the SUV party, but the company has developed quite a distinguished participant. According to Volkswagen, the new Touareg (pronounced “TOUR-egg“) blends offroading skills “with the virtue of a German automobile.” Chief Engineer Matthias Kroell add... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest V-6 performance
  • Tiny auxiliary gauges
  • Demanding 4WD controls
  • V-6 engine noise
  • Rear legroom and toe space

Notable Features

  • Low-range gearing
  • Air or steel suspension
  • Adjustable height
  • Hill-climbing assists
  • Optional offroad navigation

2004 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews Expert Reviews

Diesel's troubled trip VW's Touareg is a huge step forward for the technology, but will Americans ever buy in? SOMETIME during the night of Sept. 29, 1913, aboard the steamer Dresden, Rudolph Diesel, age 55, slipped out of his overcoat and into the English Channel. His body was found 10 days later. The inventor of the engine that bears his name had a Homburg hat full of troubles.... Read full review for the 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

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Consumer Reviews


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Outstanding Vehicle-Except for Maintenance Issues

by SUV Lover from Cincinnati, OH on February 11, 2007

This car looks great inside and out and is a pleasure to drive. My issue has been the number of times that I've had to have it in for service--several recalls, squeaking breaks, broken strut on the h... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Safety Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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