2017 Volkswagen Touareg

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Driving ease
  • Comfortable backseat
  • Cabin materials
  • High-tech safety features available

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

  • New Wolfsburg Edition
  • Five-seat SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 7,716-pound towing capacity
  • Motion-activated liftgate available

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Positioned atop the Volkswagen lineup, the five-seat Touareg SUV competes with luxury crossovers like the Lexus RX and Lincoln MKX.
New for 2017
A new Wolfsburg Edition replaces the Lux trim level and includes brushed aluminum trim, stainless-steel door sills and pedals, a black headliner, two-tone leather upholstery, contrast stitching, 20-inch wheels and a Wolfsburg badge.
Significant Standard Features

  • 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Sliding and reclining backseat
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • Ventilated front seats with adjustable side bolsters
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning system
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Positioned atop the Volkswagen lineup, the five-seat Touareg SUV competes with luxury crossovers like the Lexus RX and Lincoln MKX.
New for 2017
A new Wolfsburg Edition replaces the Lux trim level and includes brushed aluminum trim, stainless-steel door sills and pedals, a black headliner, two-tone leather upholstery, contrast stitching, 20-inch wheels and a Wolfsburg badge.
Significant Standard Features

  • 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Sliding and reclining backseat
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • Ventilated front seats with adjustable side bolsters
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning system

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Wonderful vehicle

by toaureg..nation from Chicago, IL on August 17, 2018

Amazing transmission for a robust heavy duty hydraulic unit. Strong predictable shifts with real connectivity to your exceptions. Nice smooth uses of down shifts in both normal and sport mode, easily ... Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury at its finest

by LindaW from Bradetnon, FL on July 25, 2018

The car offers me all of the luxury of the higher priced Porsche at half of the cost. I love the maintenance schedule of a Volkswagen, I do not spend all my time at the dealer. The comfort and ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volkswagen

Program Benefits

100+ point dealer inspection, 2 years of 24/7 roadside assistance, CARFAX Vehicle history report, and three-month SiriusXM All-Access trial subscription

  • Limited Warranty

    2018 model year or later: 1-year/12,000, 72,000 miles eligibility - 2017 model year or earlier: 2-year/24,000, 75,000 miles eligibility - 2016 model year or earlier TDI: 2-year/unlimited, 75,000 miles eligibility

    *See owner’s literature or dealer for your vehicle’s warranty coverage, exclusions, and limitations.
  • Eligibility

    2018 model year or later: 1-year/12,000, 72,000 miles eligibility - 2017 model year or earlier: 2-year/24,000, 75,000 miles eligibility - 2016 model year or earlier TDI: 2-year/unlimited, 75,000 miles eligibility

    Vehicles receive a 100+ point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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