• (4.6) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,539$18,659
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 310-hp, 5.0-liter V-10 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2

Our Take on the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2

Volkswagen restyled the five-seat Touareg for 2008, dubbing the new edition Touareg 2. Don't be fooled — this is hardly the portly SUV's second coming. It's more of a touch-up on the first one, with new front and rear styling and a few extra safety features.The engines remain... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pricier than most competitors
  • Gas mileage
  • Tiny auxiliary controls
  • 4WD controls
  • No third-row seat

Notable Features

  • Slightly restyled for 2008
  • V-6, V-8 or diesel V-10
  • Standard AWD
  • Low-range gearing
  • Hilly-terrain assists

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 Reviews

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Although it's hard to tell what's different, the Volkswagen Touareg has been slightly redesigned for 2008. The specifications, including length, engine sizes and horsepower, curb weights, and fuel-tank and cargo capacity, remain nearly as for last year's model. And the Touareg 2, as it is now called, still looks like a Touareg. The biggest changes seem to be the prices. While the... Read full review for the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2

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by surfingpowderhog from Australia on January 3, 2008

I have bought the new Touareg 2 V6 TDI which is fantastic vehicle. I test drove all the other competiters in the field ML320,X5,Grand Cherokee,Range Rover Sport,Lexsus and the XC90. All had their good... Read Full Review

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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