2010 Volkswagen Touareg

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2010 Volkswagen Touareg
2010 Volkswagen Touareg

Key specs

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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

2 trims

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Notable features

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

2010 Volkswagen Touareg review: Our expert's take

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.

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

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 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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews


In the shop more than I have it

Very comfortable car, love both the interior and exterior design. Major issue though, we bought it in Feb of this year and it has been in the shop more than we have had it. We keep getting told it is the emissions, all under warranty, however, on trip number 4 to fix the issues. This is the only vehicle we have, making it difficult to get back and forth to work when it is in the shop every two weeks and for at least two weeks at a time! But, I will admit, in between the two weeks, it runs great.



It's a car. Just a car. It's a comfortable car. It's a capable family car. It's a good car. It's a car. It's a wonderful car.


Most comfortable and upscale off roader I ever own

Silky smooth Turbo Diesel engine. Excellent power delivery. Silky and upscale ride. Same vehicle as Porsche Cayenne without the premium price tag. Great interior. Very comfortable seats. I wish they had continued to bring this vehicle to USA.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2015-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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