2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Offroad capability
  • Interior quality
  • Safety features
  • Towing capacity
  • Well-equipped at any trim level

The Bad

  • Pricier than most competitors
  • Gas mileage
  • Tiny auxiliary controls
  • 4WD controls
  • No third row
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2

  • V-6 or V-8
  • New V-6 diesel (2009 spring availability)
  • Standard AWD
  • Low-range gearing
  • Hilly-terrain assists

2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Volkswagen decided to update the name of its Touareg to Touareg 2 after last year's refreshing. The Touareg 2 competes with other mid-luxury SUVs like the Volvo XC90, Saab 9-7X and Infiniti FX35.

New for 2009
Besides some minor interior and exterior revisions, the major news is the new V-6 diesel engine, which replaces last year's twin-turbo diesel V-10. The new diesel is available in the spring of 2009.

Exterior
The Touareg 2 has scalloped headlights with pronounced bezels. Upscale touches include silver crossbars below the headlights, as well as side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The rear has darker taillights and a new roof spoiler.

The Touareg is 187.2 inches long, making it the shortest of its competitors. Its width is average for its class.
  • 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated windshield wipers
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power/heated mirrors
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Optional bi-xenon headlamps


Interior
The five-seat interior is trimmed in wood, chrome and aluminum. Cargo volume measures 71 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded. The Touareg 2's 99 cubic feet of passenger volume is smaller than some of its competitors.
  • Simulated leather or leather upholstery
  • Dual zone automatic climate control with air filtration
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Standard 60/40-split bench
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle
  • Optional 10-speaker 640-watt audio system
  • Opti...
Vehicle Overview
Volkswagen decided to update the name of its Touareg to Touareg 2 after last year's refreshing. The Touareg 2 competes with other mid-luxury SUVs like the Volvo XC90, Saab 9-7X and Infiniti FX35.

New for 2009
Besides some minor interior and exterior revisions, the major news is the new V-6 diesel engine, which replaces last year's twin-turbo diesel V-10. The new diesel is available in the spring of 2009.

Exterior
The Touareg 2 has scalloped headlights with pronounced bezels. Upscale touches include silver crossbars below the headlights, as well as side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The rear has darker taillights and a new roof spoiler.

The Touareg is 187.2 inches long, making it the shortest of its competitors. Its width is average for its class.
  • 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated windshield wipers
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power/heated mirrors
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Optional bi-xenon headlamps


Interior
The five-seat interior is trimmed in wood, chrome and aluminum. Cargo volume measures 71 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded. The Touareg 2's 99 cubic feet of passenger volume is smaller than some of its competitors.
  • Simulated leather or leather upholstery
  • Dual zone automatic climate control with air filtration
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Standard 60/40-split bench
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle
  • Optional 10-speaker 640-watt audio system
  • Optional navigation system with 30GB hard drive


Under the Hood
The Touareg is available with either a V-6 or V-8 gasoline engine. For 2009, the twin-turbocharged diesel V-10 was cut in favor of a V-6 diesel that passes California's stringent new emissions standards. All models have a standard six-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive.

A capable off-roader, the Touareg 2 boasts enhanced suspension travel and up to 23 inches of water-fording capability with the optional air suspension. Features like Hill Rock Back Assist and Hill Descent Assist aim to make steep slopes more manageable. Maximum towing capacity across the line is 7,716 pounds.
  • 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 265 pounds-feet of torque
  • 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with 324 pounds-feet of torque
  • 225-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel producing 407 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission with manual function
  • Standard full-time all-wheel drive
  • Optional air suspension with continuous damping control


Safety
Safety features include rollover sensors for the side curtain airbags, an automatic brake-drying feature for rainy weather and an enhanced electronic stability system with brake assist. On loose surfaces like gravel and snow, VW says the antilock brakes can decrease stopping distances by as much as 20 percent by intentionally locking up to push debris in front of the wheels.
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional backup camera



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What Drivers Are Saying

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(4.9)
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(4.4)
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(4.1)
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(4.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

GREAT SOLID AND SAFE CAR

by HYEHOMIE on September 20, 2017

CAR WAS PERFECT FOR OUR NEEDS UNTIL THE FAMILY STARTED GROWING. TIME TO MOVE ON TO A MINI VAN. .... Read full review

(5.0)

Great for a first time car buyer

by 1sttimeVWowner on March 16, 2017

I just recently purchased this vehicle and I love it more and more every day! I'm so happy I picked this car! It suits all of my needs right now! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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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 2 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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