2013 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Getting this Touareg was a big step up from the '09 VW Routan SEL that I traded in for it as I no longer needed the 3rd row but wanted something a bit more luxurious, etc. and this SUV fits the bill! Very solid build quality, exceptional navi/voice controls, upscale digital info screens (both between the front gauges and main screen) and VW's leatherette 'feels' and acts just like real leather although perforated to be cool during summer. Tons of room in rear seats (slide back 6" for more leg room) and ride, power, smooth 8-speed trans all excellent. Executive class cruiser! Test drive other mid-size SUV's and then drive one of these and you'll see the difference --
seat comfort, front & rear, power train smoothness, navi/backup camera & integrated voice commands, exceptional digital displays, feels much more expensive than it is when compared to other much higher priced 'luxury' mid-size SUV's -- decent economy with 8-speed trans; has a few nice extras -- glove box A/C vent to cool it during summer to keep drinks cold, 'leatherette' seats fool almost anyone who sits on them but easier to keep clean, the fact that this is the same body as the much more expensive Porsche Cayenne
offer Dynaudio stereo upgrade (from Executive series) as a separate option as they do in Europe.
Bring back some additional color choices -- although the night blue metallic / cornsilk beige interior I ended up with is quite nice and distinctive.