As the popularity of SUVs has grown, the off-road capability that once seemed so indispensable to this class has given way to ride comfort and confident handling on pavement. This shift is especially evident in the midsize Volkswagen Touareg. Early versions can tackle some pretty serious off-road trails. Recent VW Touaregs retain just enough all-terrain ability to help you manage an unplowed road after a snowstorm (along with above-average towing capacity) and are far easier to drive between home and work the other 364 days of the year.
A major highlight for any Touareg is the cabin, which scores points for its upscale design and high-quality materials. Essentially, it's a luxury SUV in the body of a vehicle with an unassuming Volkswagen badge. It's not going to work for families needing a third-row seat, but if all you need is seating for five, it's hard not to like this interior. Volkswagen has offered a wide range of engines over the years, including V6s, V8s, diesels and even a hybrid, and the best option for you is really a matter of personal taste.
Read the most recent 2016 Volkswagen Touareg review.
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