2005 Volkswagen Touareg Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Upscale interior, polished road manners, true off-road capability, solid construction, lengthy standard equipment list.
  • Lousy fuel economy, not a lot of room in the backseat, no in-dash CD changer.

An enticing blend of the pavement-dwelling crossover and the rugged off-roader swathed in Volkswagen style.

2005 Highlights

The Touareg's standard V6 engine goes from 220 hp to 240 hp. The optional navigation system will change from CD-based to DVD-based later in the model year. The formerly standard tire-pressure monitoring system is now optional, and satellite radio is available across the board. A self-dimming rearview mirror debuts this year, along with newly styled 18-inch alloy wheels.

Consumer reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
You have one? I'll buy it.
jp,11/04/2015
V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
2012 was a good car (my son's car with 120,000) he still drives it. My 2005 with 72,000 miles IS great.That's from personal experience. Comfortable ,solid, feeling safe in it.Comfortable seats and plenty of room. Lock the differential and you can go anywhere.
3.88 out of 5 stars
An SUV That Can Take You Anywhere
docj,04/24/2010
V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
We bought this SUV so my wife, a nurse, could get to work regardless of the weather. It has consistently demonstrated it can do that in some absolutely horrible conditions. We have a set of winter wheels with Pirelli Scorpion studless ice and snow tires for it and it can go just about anywhere. In good weather it is a fun SUV to drive; in sport mode it can beat most vehicles off the line. You'd never know you had 5,000 pounds under you. Reading other reviews I have no idea why people have been complaining of tire or brake life. Make sure the wheels are aligned and select tires carefully. Initial reliability was poor but has improved a lot;not cheap to fix--$1,100 for timing belt!
5 out of 5 stars
What a great ride!
Mrs. Stacey Branger,09/15/2015
V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
This is a terrific SUV. Yes, its a gas hog, but the power, control, and creature comforts out weigh that particular negative. I bought this to haul my elderly handicap parents, and their scooters around town. We all love the smooth ride, AC, and Its turning capability. Its easy to climb in and out of, and we find that even though we do not plan on having more than three adults at a time, we are all happy with the space provided inside. Check timing belt, and tires. Expensive to replace.
4.13 out of 5 stars
Lovely to drive, Costly to repair
lilguma,03/03/2010
V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
I bought this SUV used and love it so far. Its true what everyone says about the brakes, tires, fuel efficiency and service. My tires were $800 for all 4 and the shop rotates my tires for free anytime i want to. Same shop tells me the brakes aren't cheap either $600 for ceramic pads up front. However, this truck is solid and safe you will bulldoze through snow and probably won't every hydroplane in the rain. You will love this truck until you get to the shop(try to stay away from the dealership, their labor is super expensive)

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2005 Volkswagen Touareg Overview

The Used 2005 Volkswagen Touareg is offered in the following submodels: Touareg SUV. Available styles include V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A), and V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A). The Used 2005 Volkswagen Touareg comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2005 Volkswagen Touareg comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Volkswagen Touareg?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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