2013 Volkswagen Touareg

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$43,945

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg
2013 Volkswagen Touareg

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Driving ease
  • Comfortable backseat
  • Cabin materials
  • Easy-folding backseat

The bad:

  • Price
  • Hybrid gas mileage

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Available gasoline, diesel or gas-electric hybrid V-6s
  • Diesel engine gains 15 hp, now rated at 240 hp
  • Standard AWD
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 7,716-pound towing capacity

2013 Volkswagen Touareg review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Positioned atop the VW lineup, the five-seat Touareg competes with luxury crossovers like the Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Lincoln MKX. It comes with a choice of three V-6 engines: a traditional gas V-6, a turbocharged diesel V-6 and a V-6 gas-electric hybrid drivetrain.

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New for 2013
The Touareg TDI’s diesel V-6 is now rated at 240 horsepower, an increase of 15 hp.
Exterior
The Touareg has a clean separation between its grille and front air dam, with Audi-like LEDs in the headlights and taillights. Exterior features include:

  • Chrome door accents
  • Stylish tailpipes

Interior
The Touareg’s cabin is fairly conventional. Climate controls fall below a large center display screen, and the steering wheel adopts the same controls as those found in VW’s Golf and GTI cars. The Touareg’s backseat is significantly roomier than the prior generation, and the rear seats fold in one motion. Interior features include:

  • Sliding and reclining backseat
  • 6.5-inch touch-screen stereo

Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • 280-hp, 3.6-liter gas V-6
  • 240-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Active front head restraints

Touareg Hybrid
The Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gas engine with an electric motor for a combined 380 hp and 428 pounds-feet of torque. It can stay in electric mode for speeds up to 31 mph. Towing capacity is 7,716 pounds — far exceeding what the competing Lexus RX 450h hybrid can accommodate.

Rather than the electrically variable transmissions many hybrids employ, the Touareg Hybrid has a specialized version of the Touareg’s eight-speed automatic. The hybrid battery pack resides under the cargo floor, so it doesn’t compromise luggage room. That space would ordinarily go toward a spare tire; in lieu of one, the Touareg Hybrid has run-flat tires with a small repair kit. LED taillights are new for 2013. Back to top

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Luxury SUV from an honest car dealer.

This SUV is amazing. It is fully loaded and the panoramic sunroof was the WOW factor that sold me. It rides so smoothly that even Ohio highways seem seamless. I’m still learning my way around the touchscreen computer and I’ll definitely need the manual to direct me because there is more to it than I am used to. Overall it is the pure luxury we were looking for since we are getting older.

5.0

best suv all around

Great car looks amazing inside and out handles well. entertainment system has a nice display and neat features. Overall great for off-road and city driving.

4.9

Great car to Drive!

This car is built solid with a luxurious leather interior. The car has plenty of power with a tdi 3 liter turbo Diesel engine. Car gets great mileage and can go 700 miles on a tank of gas. 25 gallon tank.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
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
Yes
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