2017 Volkswagen Touareg

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2017 Volkswagen Touareg
2017 Volkswagen Touareg

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

4 trims

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Regret buying it.

1st the filter was shredded then the engine was gone and I only owned it for 1year and Southern Volkswagen Greenbrier do all my servicing


The best value for the money

This vehicle is amazing. It is sturdily built, and it is comfortable, strong, fast, and great looking. The price for this car compared to a Porsche Cayenne makes it an incredible value. So much so that this is the last Touareg in the US market so that it wouldn't compete against their Atlas versions.


2010 VW Touareg TDI

10 years old still no problems. Silky smooth diesel engine with over 400 lbs of torque. Lots of towing climbing power. More comfortable than Audi A7. A Porche for VW Price!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
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
5 years/60,000 miles
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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