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2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Pros

  • Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
  • confident handling
  • high towing capacity
  • classy interior
  • respectable off-road capability.

Cons

  • Luxury price, non-luxury badge
  • no standard USB port or third-row seat available.
Volkswagen Touareg years
2016

Used 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
20,724 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
List$39,654
Est.Loan: $722/mo
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$300 Below Market
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ONE OWNER, VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED, Touareg V6 TDI, 3.0L V6, 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic, AWD, Black Anthracite w/V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Assistance, Heated Steering Wheel, Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), Navigation System, Power moonroof, Wheels: 19 Salvador Alloy. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Reflex Silver CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. AWD 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 3.0L V6 Recent Arrival! Odometer is 8348 miles below market average! 28/21 Highway/City MPG Volkswagen Combined Details: * Vehicle History * Roadside Assistance * Warranty Deductible: $50 * Limited Warranty: 24 Month/24,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2012-2017 Model Years program), 12 Month/12,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2018 Model Year program), 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned TDI Models program) * 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details * 100+ Point Inspection
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
31,810 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
List$34,370
Est.Loan: $626/mo
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Clean CARFAX. Deep Black Pearl 2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI AWD 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 3.0L V62821 HighwayCity MPGAll prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack agecondition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
45,937 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Lux
List$27,801
Est.Loan: $506/mo
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$300 Below Market
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ONE OWNER VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED 2016 TOUAREG VR6 LUX, CLEAN CARFAX AND EQUIPPED AS FOLLOWS REARVIEW/BACKUP CAMERA, TOUCHSCREEN NAVIGATION W/AM/FM/HD RADIO & CD PLAYER, 8 SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM, BLUETOOTH MOBILE TELEPHONE CONNECTIVITY, SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO, KESSY KEYLESS ACCESS W/ PUSH-BUTTON START, HOMELINK GARAGE DOOR OPENER, REMOTE POWER TAILGATE W/ HANDS-FREE EASY OPEN FEATURE, DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, POWER FRONT SEATS W/ POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES, POWER PANORAMIC SUNROOF/MOONROOF, TRAILER HITCH, AUTOMATIC ADAPTIVE BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS, 19 ALLOY WHEELS AND MORE! ORIGINAL MSRP $55505! SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!.* 100+ Point Inspection* Limited Warranty: 24 Month/24,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2012-2017 Model Years program), 12 Month/12,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2018 Model Year program), 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned TDI Models program)* Vehicle History* 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details* Warranty Deductible: $50* Roadside Assistance* BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! * 7 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY ON EVERY PURCHASE * OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. CALL ONE OF OUR SALES SPECIALISTS AT 1-877-638-7532 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PURCHASE.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
59,760 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
List$34,956
Est.Loan: $636/mo
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VW TOUAREG V6 TDI LUX ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ONE OWNER ** 19 ALLOY WHEELS ** AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS ** PANORAMIC SUNROOF ** HEATED SIDE MIRRORS ** AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ** HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS ** LEATHER SEATS ** BACK UP CAMERA ** NAVIGATION ** BLUETOOTH ** SIRIUS XM RADIO ** PUSH BUTTON START ** HOMELINK ** POWER TAILGATE ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
38,006 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Sport
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$25,999
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Xenon Lights, Premium sound, Sat Radio, Media Integration, Bluetooth, Heated Seats, dual climate and many more options. 1 Owner, ONLY 38K, excellent condition and comes with balance of VW Factory Warranty.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016
16,531 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
List$28,500
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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JUST ARRIVED. PENDING INSPECTION. **NAVIGATION SYSTEM**LEATHER**ALLOY WHEELS**BLUETOOTH**CARFAX ONE OWNER**BACKUP CAMERA**4X4**REMAINDER OF FACTORY WARRANTY, USB PORT, Black Anthracite w/Vienna Leather Seating Surfaces. Balance of Factory Warranty, Black Anthracite w/Vienna Leather Seating Surfaces, 3.70 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, High intensity discharge headlights: Bi-Xenon, Illuminated entry, Leather Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Liftgate, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rain sensing wipers, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, and Variably intermittent wipers. Recent Arrival! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
17,206 miles
Certified Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
List$39,685
Est.Loan: $722/mo
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$695 Below Market
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Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
77,208 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
List$32,450
Est.Loan: $591/mo
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$300 Below Market
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Luxury! This Touareg is blue, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN beige leather interior! Powered by a 3.0L diesel motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is equipped with a EXCELLENT AWD system! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, rear A/C and heat, rear back up camera, and thats only the beginning! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 playback capable, blue-tooth capable, and even has built in auxiliary and USB cord hook ups! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY, to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this IMMACULATE, 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Luxury!
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Sport w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
17,688 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Sport w/Technology
List$29,500
Est.Loan: $537/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Push Button Start, Bluetooth, Power Liftgate, 4D Sport Utility, AWD, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Power Liftgate, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only.Odometer is 13262 miles below market average!At Mazda Volkswagen of Fredericksburg, a Huber Motor Cars company, we have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Drivers from Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia areas agree.Come See Us Today! We truly appreciate your business and the trust you place in us. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
19,221 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
Hanover Volkswagen
61.4 mi away
List$39,987
Est.Loan: $728/mo
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Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned! Clean CARFAX 1-Owner! 4MOTION TDI Lux equipped with Panoramic Moonroof, Vienna Leather, Navigation, HeatedCooled Front Seats, Adaptive Bi-Xenon Headlights, Rearview Camera, 19' Salvador Wheels! Lux Driver Assistance Package: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Heated Steering Wheel! We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Please don't hesitate to give us a call. Located at Hanover Volkswagen 1850 Carlisle Pike, Hanover, PA 17331 866-551-3673
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Executive 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
53,802 miles
Certified Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Executive
(7)
Cook Volkswagen
66.8 mi away
List$31,988
Est.Loan: $582/mo
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$300 Below Market
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We want to make your vehicle purchase easy and hassle free. Our Automotive Group has been providing local families with exceptional value and service for over Fifty Years. All our vehicles are maryland state inspected and come with a warranty. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Deep Black Pearl 2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Sport AWD 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 3.0L V6 2016 VW Touareg TDI Sport ** NAVIGATION ** LEATHER ** PANO MOONROOF ** ALLOY WHEELS **. Recent Arrival! 28/21 Highway/City MPG The eprice does not include state taxes, state tags, mva fees, destination and a dealer processing fee of two hundred ninety nine dollars not required by law and assumes a qualifying credit score.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
59,120 miles
Certified Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Lux
Sutliff Volkswagen
90.7 mi away
List$35,426
Est.Loan: $645/mo
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$304 Below Market
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New Price! This 2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI in Deep Black Pearl features: Lux 3.0L V6 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic ONE OWNER WITH A CLEAN CARFAX!!, 2 YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY!!!, Touareg V6 TDI Lux, AWD, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Comfort Seats w/Power Lumbar Support, Heated front seats, High intensity discharge headlights: Bi-Xenon, Memory seat, Navigation System, Overhead airbag, Passenger seat mounted armrest, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Radio: RNS 850 Navigation & Infotainment System, Rain sensing wipers, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Trip computer, Wheels: 19 Salvador Alloy. AWD Certified. Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned TDI Models Details:* Limited Warranty: 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later)* Vehicle History* 100+ Point Inspection* Roadside Assistance* Warranty Deductible: $50* 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details28/21 Highway/City MPGClick here to visit our website at www.sutliffvolkswagen.com or call us at 1-800-210-8889. As one of the top Volkswagen dealers in Pennsylvania, the team at Sutliff Volkswagen believes the best service to our customers is offering high-quality vehicles. We have been a reliable name in the area since 1931. If you are looking for VW dealers in Harrisburg, PA, you can find one of the largest selections at Sutliff Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
6,956 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Lux
List$33,800
Est.Loan: $615/mo
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New Price! One Owner, WOW LIKE NEW RARE LOW MILES!!, FULL FACTORY REMAINING WARRANTY!!, SHARP COLOR COMBO!!, 51450 MSRP!!, Terracotta Brown LEATHER, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Navigation System, Power moonroof, Wheels: 19 Salvador Alloy. Pure White 2016 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 FSI Lux AWD 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 3.6L VR6 Odometer is 18386 miles below market average!
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Sport w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
18,609 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Sport w/Technology
Manheim Imports
97 mi away
List$29,947
Est.Loan: $545/mo
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Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Sport w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
35,195 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Sport w/Technology
List$27,868
Est.Loan: $507/mo
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$300 Below Market
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The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is an impressive midsize luxury SUV with strong engines, a refined nature and stout towing capability. Give us a call here at West Broad Honda at (804) 672-1111 to learn even more about this great vehicle! This 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Sport is loaded with great options like leather interior, heated seats, navigation, back up camera, Bluetooth, push start, tow hitch, Michelin tires, and all wheel drive! CARFAX certifies this to be a one owner, accident free vehicle. The next step? Give us a call here at West Broad Honda at (804) 672-1111 to schedule a hassle free test drive. We are located at 7014 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
40,182 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Lux
(4)
Dulles Subaru
6.5 mi away
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Volkswagen Touareg 2016 VR6 Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
12,485 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
VR6 Lux
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Volkswagen Touareg 2016 TDI Executive 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
17,984 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Touareg
TDI Executive
List$40,667
Est.Loan: $740/mo
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$300 Below Market
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ONE OWNER, VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED, Touareg V6 TDI Executive, 3.0L V6, 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic, AWD, Dark Flint Gray Metallic, Black Anthracite w/Vienna Leather Seating Surfaces, Memory seat, Power moonroof, Wheels: 21 Mallory Alloy. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Dark Flint Gray Metallic Executive CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. AWD 8-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 3.0L V6 Recent Arrival! 28/21 Highway/City MPG Volkswagen Combined Details: * Limited Warranty: 24 Month/24,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2012-2017 Model Years program), 12 Month/12,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2018 Model Year program), 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned TDI Models program) * 100+ Point Inspection * Warranty Deductible: See Dealer for Details * Roadside Assistance * Volkswagen offers model specific limited warranty coverage, See dealer for details. 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details * Vehicle History

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is an impressive midsize luxury SUV with strong engines, a refined nature and stout towing capability. Its high price and/or non-luxury badge may be a tough pill to swallow, however.

vehicle overview

It's been on sale for more than a decade and we still have to think twice about how to properly spell Touareg. Is that right? Yep: At least spell check thinks so. We'd also guess that for more than a decade many people have equally struggled to classify the Volkswagen Touareg itself. It has the features, interior ambience, driving experience and price tag of a luxury midsize SUV, yet it has the same Volkswagen badge as humble Golfs, Jettas and Beetles.

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg exhibits excellent on-road manners and is surprisingly capable off-road.

p>Not much has changed for the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. It is clearly a step up from midsize crossovers like the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, offering a degree of refinement and capability that they cannot match, especially in regard to its cabin quality and stout towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. It's also a clear step up from those humble family members, with higher-end cabin materials and a quieter, more refined driving experience. Not all Volkswagens are created equal.

Of course, the Edmunds "B"-rated 2016 Volkswagen Touareg does have a much higher price point, bringing it more in line with (though still below) midsize luxury SUVs like the Lexus RX and even the Porsche Cayenne. But its luxurious cabin and sophisticated driving experience prove that it's certainly not out of its league. If you want three rows of seating, however, the Touareg can't help you, so models like the Acura MDX or BMW X5 may be more appealing. Finally, if it's off-road capability you're after, you might consider a well-equipped version of the midsize Jeep Grand Cherokee. It, too, has a premium cabin, strong towing capacity, a refined driving experience and an available diesel engine. It's also easier to spell.

Trim levels & features

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is a midsize, five-passenger SUV available in Sport, Lux and Executive trim levels. The names "VR6" and "TDI" refer to the engine.

The base Sport comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, foglights, cornering lights, LED running lights, LED taillights, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, "V-Tex" premium vinyl upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, and an eight-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radio, a CD player and a media player interface.

The Technology Driver Assistance package (optional VR6, standard TDI) adds a trailer hitch, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, a frontal collision warning system and autonomous emergency braking, a lane-departure warning system, keyless ignition and entry, hands-free power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen and a navigation system.

The Lux trim includes the Technology Driver Assistance package and adds 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, power-folding and driver-side-auto-dimming mirrors, ventilated front seats with additional adjustments and driver memory functions, leather upholstery and a power-folding rear seat.

The top-down camera system included on the Executive trim is invaluable for precision parking.

The Executive trim adds 20-inch wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel, heated rear seats, manual rear side sunshades, an overhead-view parking camera and a 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system.

The only factory option is 21-inch wheels on the Lux and Executive.

2016 Highlights

For 2016, the Volkswagen Touareg is essentially unchanged. The slow-selling Touareg Hybrid has been discontinued. Regarding the diesel-powered Touareg TDI, please see Edmunds' full coverage of the VW diesel situation.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 models come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine good for 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic and "4Motion" all-wheel drive are standard. In Edmunds testing, a Touareg VR6 accelerated to 60 mph in an unremarkable 7.7 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway).

The Touareg TDI has a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel-fueled V6 that produces 240 hp and a stout 406 lb-ft of torque. It, too, has an eight-speed automatic and 4Motion standard. In Edmunds performance testing, the TDI engine brought the Touareg from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds -- quite rapid for the segment, especially for one with a diesel engine. Fuel economy is excellent at an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway).

Regardless of powertrain, the Touareg can tow 7,716 pounds when properly equipped, which is a considerable amount for a midsize crossover.

Safety

Every 2016 Volkswagen Touareg comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and post-collision automatic braking to ensure it remains in place following a crash. The Technology Driver Assistance package standard on all but the base VR6 Sport adds a rearview camera, a blind-spot warning system, a lane-departure warning system, a frontal collision warning system and automatic emergency braking. Volkswagen's Car-Net emergency communications system is not available on the Touareg.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Touareg Hybrid stopped from 60 mph in a solid 121 feet, while a TDI, at 123 feet, nearly matched that effort. A Touareg VR6 was the best of the bunch at just 114 feet, an excellent showing.

Driving

There's a sense of substance and purpose in the way the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg goes down the road, but it's not so large that it ever feels unwieldy. In fact, thanks to its exceptionally responsive steering, the Touareg can be genuinely fun to drive, and it offers more road feel than some others in its class. It also excels on the highway, where low noise levels and exemplary stability at speed give it a cool, confident demeanor that's instantly likable.

Thanks to a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, the Touareg remains composed on loose off-road surfaces despite its lack of low-range gearing. With a respectable amount of ground clearance and a compliant suspension, it powers over washboard roads, and through light snow and light-duty trails without breaking a sweat.

The Touareg's regular V6 engine is smooth and powerful, and the eight-speed automatic transmission provides almost imperceptible upshifts along with responsive downshifts on demand. But the torque-rich TDI V6 is the one to get if you want both performance and fuel efficiency, not to mention superior driving range. From inside the quiet cabin, most people would never know there's a diesel engine powering the SUV, and it's just as quick as a typical gasoline engine.

Interior

The Touareg's interior lacks the glitz and glamour of traditional luxury-brand SUVs, but there's a strong vibe of quality and craftsmanship nonetheless that is even higher than the lofty Volkswagen norm. The materials are rich-feeling and pleasing to the eye, especially the chrome and wood accents. The knobs and buttons move with robust precision, and white LED ambient lighting bathes the cabin. Its handsome and highly legible gauge cluster is supplemented with a crisp graphic display.

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg's cabin is pleasing, but not as jaw-dropping as similarly priced luxury SUVs.

Although the Touareg doesn't have a fancy infotainment system with a fancy name (nor the latest touchscreen interfaces found in other VWs), it does give you a standard touchscreen interface with a large screen and sharp graphics. Even better, it's easy to use. The Executive model's punchy Dynaudio sound system is one of our favorites; it's a shame you can't get it on lower trim levels. Unfortunately, all Touaregs have Volkswagen's older proprietary media player interface plug, which isn't nearly as versatile as a regular USB port.

The Touareg is strictly a two-row, five-passenger SUV, but its rear seat is roomy, offering reclining seatbacks and 6.3 inches of fore/aft seat travel. Rear-seat legroom is competitive for a midsize SUV, while the seat bottom is high enough to give rear passengers both solid thigh support and a nice view out.

Cargo capacity measures 32.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 64 cubic feet with the 60/40-split rear seatbacks stowed. Both are about average for a midsize SUV on paper, but the relatively square space is often more useful than competitors with more slanted roof lines.


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George,06/10/2017
Driving the amazing VW Touareg TDI is like no other driving experience I've ever had. Prior to the Touareg, I drove Audi A6 bi-turbo and A4 for nearly 11 years. Eventually, I decided that I wanted something that would allow me to enjoy the sporty ride of the Audi's, but give me capable off-roadability. Well, I found this in spades with the VW Touareg. (Confession: I was so absorbed in the Audi universe, the Touareg was completely off my radar.) When I decided to acquire an off-road capable SUV, I looked at all the usual suspects, but after driving Audi sport sedans for so long, nothing in the SUV market really grabbed me. I did test drive the gorgeous Audi Q5, but found it too cramped inside. I test drove the Q7 and although it was plenty spacious and a beautiful vehicle, it was just much more vehicle than I needed and didn't smack of the off-road prowess I was seeking. At one point in my search for my next ride, I saw an Ad for a VW Touareg TDI turbo diesel. Hmmmmm . . . I thought to myself - wondering what this is about? So off to the VW dealer for a test drive. My first impression was extremely positive as I checked out the exterior lines and the interior accoutrements. So, pulling out of the dealer's lot and onto the highway, I'm pushed back into my very comfy seat as the turbo diesel with it 407 lb. feet of torque accelerates like my Audi A6 and instantly, I can sense a creation of huge smile sneaking-up on my face combined with thoughts of 'WTF', this thing is amazing! The ride was incredibly quiet, smooth and planted. The torky TDI provides instant power delivery to the wheels with absolutely no hesitation or lag. The test drive route the sales person guided me through consisted of stop-and-go traffic, open highway and a section of twisty county road. All I could think about is how slot-car like planted, precise and fun to drive the Touareg was. Serious Wow factor to be found here (Akin to a huge Audi A6). Later that day, I went on YouTube and reviewed the numerous videos of the Touareg performing off-road and I was sold! I now have 62,000 miles on my Touareg TDI Lux trim and I plan on driving it until the wheels fall off. It's just that good! As for problems, I've replace 2 light bulbs and had a problem that had nothing to do with the vehicle, but everything to do with the outdated urea the dealer sold me. But problem was fixed and that has been the extent of the issues.
Touring in the Touareg is Sensational
Liam,02/24/2016
I went for the fully loaded TDI Executive and glad I did - it was the only one on the lot and I negotiated a reasonable deal - not great but reasonable despite the noise around emissions that I am sure others are guilty of and that VW will resolve. This machine is very smooth and quite for a diesel and has awesome power and torque matched with an excellent 4 wheel drive system and super smooth 8 speed transmission. Interior fit and finish is AUDI like - well beyond the perception of the VW brand. Frankly very happy with the vehicle and dealer experience.
Poor quality, defective electronics, bad dealers
George,08/31/2016
It's hard to enjoy a brand new car that is riddled with problems. My 2015 Touareg only has 12,000 miles on the odometer, and I've been to the dealership 6 times in 12 months of ownership for faulty parts and electrical problems. Everything from a faulty break actuator to a Nav and Entertainment system that resets itself to factory settings every few weeks with no warning— erasing all of the stored data and radio stations. I get warning messages that I watched three VW technicians stand around looking at only to tell me "that's a new one, we’ve never seen that before". I’ve had a faulty air conditioner fan motor, and my HVAC occasionally blows heat when it's 80 degrees outside, and it's set to 65 with the A/C on. At least once a week (not an exaggeration) it simply doesn't start when the ignition button is pressed, and instead an error saying "side light on" appears — that’s the one the technicians can’t “diagnose”. I'm stuck taking UBERs to work because VW refuses to provide loaner cars for warranty repairs because of "cost cutting" according to my VW dealer. I’ve called VW of America several times and they opened a case with VW’s customer care team which got me nowhere, I was told "there is pending litigation, so we can not address a buyback for your car." I'll never do business with VW Audi again, horrible dealers, terrible service centers that can't fix the electrical problems this brand new car has. Our other car is a Lexus which is impeccable. We have had three other Lexus vehicles, each from a different dealership, and they all treat you like royalty. If you call Lexus corporate, you're met with customer service people that actually care about their customers, they always follow up on customer feedback. VW Audi doesn't show any concern or respect for their customers, yet people flock to them. Buying the VW was the worst mistake I ever made. Everyone told me it was a Porsche Cayenne light, it's more like a cheap Fiat with all the trips I've made to the dealership with problems that are still not fixed. I’m hopeful that the current TDI lawsuit results in a buyback for this car. Paying over $60k for a brand new car that you have to worry about starting in the morning in unacceptable. Even more unacceptable is the way VW treats their customers at both the dealership and corporate level.
Give Me Diesel Stuttgart
Edwin Cannon,03/26/2017
Don't listen to the wacky news media. Volkswagen diesel luxury Touaregs are fabulous! Quiet, powerful and clean. Don't take my word for it, drive one today. You should all appreciate why your children ride a diesel school bus. S-A-F-E-T-Y
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
240 hp @ 3400 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
240 hp @ 3400 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
240 hp @ 3400 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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