2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
I bought my touareg after a careful research in publications to see what vehicle could go farther per tank full. I wanted an SUV that could go fast, far, be stable and competent off road. I live in Miami and after several hurricanes I saw huge lines at the gas stations when a hurricane may be heading here. I needed a car that would take me out of the state in case a category 4 or 5 hurricane came here. My touareg v-6 has an epa rating of 21 mpg and a fuel tank 26.6 gal with a theoretical range of 556 miles. I go from my house in Miami, to I-95 to the Florida turnpike to I-75 to the state line using Cruise control and tiptronic on 6 gear in one tank full. This is over 475 miles. This is great.
Excellent quality. Very quiet. Great highway driving. I just had 30,000 miles and replaced the brake pads. Very expensive. The best mileage can be obtained with near 50 lbs on the tires. Also the tires wear evenly if fully inflated. The car is well treated, cleaned and has never given me any problem
Less weight. I hope there are major improvements for 2010.