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2017 Volkswagen Touareg

$31,881 — $60,505 NEW and USED
SUV
5 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2017 Volkswagen Touareg exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
14 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

My top choice of SUV

by BruceC from Lawrenceville, GA on November 13, 2018

The Touareg is the best possible mixture for me. It has an excellent full time 4 wheel drive system that is smooth operating (you don't know it's there until it performs magic) and works very well for ... Read full review

(5.0)

Replaced an Audi Q5... Touareg's terrific.

by no.radar from Southwest Michigan on November 2, 2018

Quality of the Touareg is every bit the match for the Q5... and features are better in a number of ways. Infotainment interface is simpler and more intuitive. Size is perfect as the Touareg offers ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain

    5 years/60,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    100-plus point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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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