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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV - Consumer Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV

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By Cass Taylor
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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I've had my SUV 1 month and I've already added about 1000 miles because it's fun to drive plus I commute 100 miles a day 2 days a week. It took awhile to find one with fairly low miles that was less that $20k. I like sitting high after coming out of a mini. I haven't had the car serviced yet. The ride is smooth and it takes off. I don't like that the setting for the seats change every time I get out of the car or that it doesn't have parking sensors/backup camera on a 2012. My 2008 mini has parking sensors. Considering the original cost of this SUV it should be standard even in the lowest level model. I've checked around to have sensor or the camera installed and VW doesn't offer a replacement at the dealership and I don't want to retrofit something else. I'm glad I bought the SUV so far. Still getting use to the features. The manual isn't helpful since it covers all models. I read the reviews before I settled on this car and they were helpful.


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The luxury of a Rolls Royce without the price
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By Tom Reiss
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Executive 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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I love this car


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I like mine!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Scot61
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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I own the Sport with Nav, and I think the car is great. Very good handling for an SUV, outstanding exterior and interior although there are some shiny, glaring surfaces in the cockpit. Entrance and exit can be challenging for tall people. Gas mileage was a pleasant surprise; I get about 2 mpg more than the EPA estimate. The Bluetooth can be confusing, but Nav is great. Overall, a very solid, great-handling, good looking and reasonably economical SUV to drive, with outstanding towing ability.

4/13/16 Update: I still like mine! I would add that it's best to have VW do oil changes; my local Jiffy Lube did not have the correct oil filter.

Also, a word on towing: I have towed up to 5,200 pounds with the V6 with no problem. (My understanding is that towing capacity is 7,700 pounds with any of the offered engines.) Although I was generally able to manage 50-55 in the right lane up small mountains in New Hampshire with 5,200 pounds, I imagine you might be going closer to 40-45, or slower, anywhere near the 7,700 pound limit with the V6 up a steep grade. The Hybrid, and especially the diesel, would be much better choices for that kind of towing.


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Do NOT buy this SUV if you live where the wind blows!
4 of 33 people found this review helpful
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By geophyz
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Lux 4dr SUV AWD w/Prod. End 10/11 (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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I have had my beautiful Touareg for a little over a year.
The colour is lovely, I love the leather seats and the basic layout.
The car gets good gas mileage and has loads of get up and go.
BUT, if you live anywhere that the wind blows do not buy this car.
It does not hold the road in the wind and is so light you feel like it is going to blow off the road.
I am trading it in for a good old heavy SUV this weekend!


Best Features

Great interior. Nice placement of everything but the cup holder. Good gas mileage and great fun to drive.


Worst Features

Put some weight in the rear.


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Great vehicle, But
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By sasquatch7
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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Our new 2012 is a great vehicle in many ways. The build quality, ride,handling, comfort and handling are one of the best. It also has many items that come standard that are options on other vehicles in this catagory.
What it falls short in is the lack of available safety options that are available on similar level vehicles. No Blis system, adaptive cruise, surround cameras. All of which are available on the Touareg's European models.
I read where VW execs. said USA buyers would not want to pay extra for these options.


Best Features

Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, rain senseing wipers and a huge, great nav. system. Also iit gets great ratings for driving and handling in all types of weather plus highest safety rating score. Very comfortable and secure ride. Would have liked reverse/down side mirrors. Side mirrors have a small amber turn signal lights to show vehicles behind that you are turning


Worst Features

Blis system, tri-zone heat and air, adaptive cruise and several more storage compartments and map pockets on the back of each front seats, An all around camera system would be nice also.


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