2010 Volkswagen Touareg

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Volkswagen Touareg. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Safety features
  • Towing capacity
  • Well-equipped at any trim level

The Bad

  • Gas mileage
  • Tiny auxiliary controls
  • 4WD controls
  • No third row

Notable Features of the 2010 Volkswagen Touareg

  • Gas or diesel V-6
  • Standard AWD
  • Low-range gearing
  • Hilly terrain assists

2010 Volkswagen Touareg Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Volkswagen decided to update the name of its Touareg to Touareg 2 after a 2008 model year refreshing. The Touareg 2 competes with other midluxury SUVs like the Volvo XC90 and Infiniti FX35.

New for 2010
The V-8 engine option is gone, leaving gas and diesel V-6s. VW also has dropped the optional Four Corner Air Suspension and locking rear differential.

Exterior
The Touareg 2 has scalloped headlights with pronounced bezels. Upscale touches include silver crossbars below the headlights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
  • 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated windshield wipers
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power/heated mirrors
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Optional bi-xenon adaptive headlamps


Interior
The five-seat interior is trimmed in wood, chrome and aluminum. For 2010, walnut wood trim is standard.
  • Simulated leather or leather upholstery
  • Dual zone automatic climate control with air filtration
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Standard 60/40-split backseat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle
  • Optional 10-speaker 640-watt audio system
  • Optional navigation system with 30GB hard drive


Under the Hood
The Touareg is available with either a V-6 gasoline or V-6 diesel engine. All models have a standard six-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive.

A capable off-roader, the Touareg 2 has features like Hill Rock Back Assist and Hill Descent Assist that aim to make steep slopes more manage...
Vehicle Overview
Volkswagen decided to update the name of its Touareg to Touareg 2 after a 2008 model year refreshing. The Touareg 2 competes with other midluxury SUVs like the Volvo XC90 and Infiniti FX35.

New for 2010
The V-8 engine option is gone, leaving gas and diesel V-6s. VW also has dropped the optional Four Corner Air Suspension and locking rear differential.

Exterior
The Touareg 2 has scalloped headlights with pronounced bezels. Upscale touches include silver crossbars below the headlights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
  • 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated windshield wipers
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power/heated mirrors
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Optional bi-xenon adaptive headlamps


Interior
The five-seat interior is trimmed in wood, chrome and aluminum. For 2010, walnut wood trim is standard.
  • Simulated leather or leather upholstery
  • Dual zone automatic climate control with air filtration
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Standard 60/40-split backseat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle
  • Optional 10-speaker 640-watt audio system
  • Optional navigation system with 30GB hard drive


Under the Hood
The Touareg is available with either a V-6 gasoline or V-6 diesel engine. All models have a standard six-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive.

A capable off-roader, the Touareg 2 has features like Hill Rock Back Assist and Hill Descent Assist that aim to make steep slopes more manageable. Maximum towing capacity is 7,716 pounds.
  • 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 265 pounds-feet of torque
  • 221-hp, turbocharged 3.0-literV-6 diesel producing 407 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual function
  • Standard full-time all-wheel drive


Safety
Safety features include:
  • Rollover sensors for the side curtain airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional backup camera



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What Drivers Are Saying

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(4.4)
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(4.4)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

TDI plagued with problems

by y0b_recNac from Grafton, wi on October 28, 2017

Great power, but it had issues since the day I bought it to the day VW bought it back. Oil pressure switches and DEF system all had to be replaced. Read full review

(5.0)

never felt safer in any other vehicle

by dphil on September 5, 2017

great all performance suv, bought mostly for snow durability and it handled superior in snow. got me to work in 30in snow storm no issues Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Touareg received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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