Just owned my Touareg TDI for 24 hours now. Really wanted the hybrid but the whole Chicagoland area is only getting about 10 hybrids for the whole 2011 model year. Seems like an advertising scam to me. The TDI surprisingly has little torque until past 2K rpm's. My GX470 seemed to have much better torque at 1300 rpms even though it is rated at 76 less lb ft torque. Handle's really well, similar to my wife's G35x. Fit and finish is well executed. I seem to have no problem meeting or exceeding the gov't rated MPG's. Over all, I'm happy with the purchase but at these steep prices, I don't think VW is going to sell many of these!
LED driving lights. Decent milage for a 5K lb SUV. Nice to have 8 forward speeds to maximize the engine's resources.
My larger GX470 was still about 300 lb lighter even though it had a traditional off road transf. case and ladder frame. Loose more weight! Push button start should be standard on a $56K SUV.