(4.3) 19 reviews
MSRP: $2,816$12,108
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 16-20
Engine: 310-hp, 5.0-liter V-10 (diesel)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2005 Volkswagen Touareg

Our Take on the 2005 Volkswagen Touareg

Our Take

Volkswagen arrived late to the sport utility vehicle party when it launched the Touareg (pronounced "TOUR-egg") for 2004. Considered a "crossover" model, the Touareg is related to Porsche's Cayenne. Initially, Touaregs held either a V-6 or V-8.Electronically controlled 4XMotion permanent fou... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Three engine choices
  • Low-range gearing
  • Air or steel suspension
  • Hilly-terrain assists


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 19 reviews

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very beautiful car

by maj from Bellevue on August 2, 2010

Love the car bought one back in 2005 and gave it to my wife she loved it now i am thinking to buy a newer model but my wife wont sell it the only thing i did to the car is a tune up and regular mainte... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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 is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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