2013 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel AWD 8-speed Automatic Consumer Review - A Very Capable & Comfortable

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A Very Capable & Comfortable SUV
By jabteb on


2013 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


This is a very capable and comfortable SUV. TDI provides loads for power for effortless acceleration and cruising. On the road, it has great manners with precision steering and a nice road feel. In the snow and gunk 4 Motion provides super secruity. The 8 speed transmission is extremely smooth and when coupled with the TDI accelerates quickly to expressway cruising speeds. The ride is smooth and quiet with little cabin noise. Leather seating is fits the body like a glove. I only have 1500 miles on it but mileage is around 26 MPG real world with about 2/3 highway and 1/3 town. I've already seen the advertised 29 MPG on the highway and it isn't even broke in yet.

Favorite Features

RNS-850 Infotainment System is easy to use, easy to see, and loaded with features including navigation. Phone and MP3 player integration is very simple and works well. Ability to see additional RNS information in speedometer area of dash is nice too. HDD provides loads of space for your music Service interval is 10000 miles including DEF (Adblue) refill. Push button seat folding is nice from the rear hatch area. The rear cargo cover has a elevation feature that allows you to store higher items without removing the cover. The pass thru center rear seat works for longer items. Intermittent wipers are cool and work well. Lights, wiper, & cruise on the column are easy to use.

Suggested Improvements

An programmable option to have passenger heated seat stay on between engine starts. Drivers stays on but passenger always shuts off.
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