2016 Volkswagen Touareg

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

188.8” x 68.2”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Driving ease
  • Comfortable outboard backseat
  • Cabin materials

The bad:

  • High starting price
  • Uncomfortable and difficult center rear seat belt
  • Backup camera not standard

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Hybrid version no longer offered
  • Choice of gas V-6 or turbo-diesel V-6 engine
  • Motion-activated liftgate available
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 7,716-pound towing capacity

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Awesome tank.

I own a 2016 VW Touareg and the experience has been great. I is luxurious inside and very classy outside. No aggressive lines and is very sturdy. Closing the front doors feels solid like closing a refrigerator. It is expensive to maintain and is very good for long trips because it holds a lot of gasoline in its tank. Even we need it in snowy conditions like in Colorado it has excellent traction and could send the whole engine power to one wheel if need it.


Tourage best used SUV in the UNITED STATES PERIOD!

Bought my 2016 Touareg Executive in 2018 with 62,000 miles on it for $19,500. Currently today sitting with 135k. 73,000 miles with almost zero hiccups. Had the windshield replaced last year by Safelite Auto glass and they screwed up the calibration on the windshield camera. But that was all covered by them. It would have been $3500 for a camera and OEM windshield, and the calibration. The other thing that is really disappointing is the LED strip on the head lights went bad on both sides and the head lights are about $650 each. It’s $1200 a head light installed. But besides that we have had zero issues. The ride is great, the interior and exterior design is timeless this SUV will look great in 20 years. The build quality is top notch. Everything you expect from a Germany luxury vehicle. I feel safe in the 6000lb car. It tows my 21 foot boat that weighs 5500lb with little trouble. The best vehicle I have ever owned. Tahoe, Yukon have nothing on this SUV. The V6 gas engine with the 8 speed automatic is a bulletproof combo. That’s why they use this transmission in Porsche, Bentley, and Audi. I choose this over the Q7. Which is the same exact platform. People are always shocked by how nice the tourage is. Very sad they stopped selling it here in the states. Now VW is selling us a subpar Atlas, in my opinion isn’t even in the same league as the tourage.


King of the road!

This is my second one. Vw bought back my 09 TDI for a crazy high price. Bought this in dec 17 when the fix was approved. Sharp handling and gobs of tourqey power make it a blast to drive. Sumptuous interior makes me miss my last car, Mercedes e320cdi, very little. Original Pirelli tires were awful! On michelin defender ltx now, much better.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-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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