(4.0) 21 reviews
MSRP: $3,040$10,220
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

Our Take

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


Our 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 Trims Available

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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