2011 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel 4x4 8-speed Automatic Consumer Review - On-Road Only

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By John Nehgerbahn on


2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Executive 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


Traded in my 09 for the 2011,also picking up a AWD CC for my summer car, which I ended up not needing. My previous car had been a excellent off- roader, and presuming that the new one carried on with the off-road creds, bought the '11 model. I purchased it in summer not needing off-road capability ,and found the car flawless with a buttery smooth ride, gorgeous looks in and out, great fuel economy, and lots of space. As soon as winter began however, the car turned out to be a nightmare. It simply cannot leave the beaten trail, lacking any off road potential. I understand that few people go venture, but the ability to drive in mud bogs and cross rivers is mandatory in Northern Alska.

Favorite Features

Everything besides the lack of off- road capabilites.

Suggested Improvements

None at all, except an off-road oriented versions like they sell in Europe.
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By ajpeters
on 11/24/11 09:18 AM (PST)

Tires make a huge difference also. You can't expect OE spec all season tires to perform well in the winter or in mud.

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By st4s03
on 01/14/11 13:31 PM (PST)

You should have waited til next year. VW purposly deleted about 400 pounds of "off road" gear to save weight. They will release an off road version next year as an option with all the stuff needed to go 4 wheeling.

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