I owned 3 Tribeca Subaru and 1 Audi Q5; they were too small. The Touareg is just right; it doesn't bump my head on the lift gate. There is just my wife and me and for us it is a perfect fit. I was surprised at the good acceleration and disappointed with the low end torque since my two other Touaregs were the 3.0 diesels. I think the air resources agencies have an aim to get rid of diesels.
This is my second Touareg after driving a 2005 into the ground. Huge improvements in interior luxury/features and acceleration. It's about the perfect car for my needs. Big enough to fit my family of five comfortably, though probably not for long drives. Impressive interior with very high quality parts and styling with beautiful huge oversized sunroof - looks like the Porsche Cayenne it is based on at almost half the price. Quick, steady acceleration for such a heavy car and great ride...I've been sneaking up to 80 or 85 mph accidentally a few times because it rides so smoothly. The two small issues are 1) no CD player (that is probably me resisting change) and 2) no USB port, just bluetooth. For the CD player there is a media port in the center console that I will try to plug in a portable CD player and see if that works - I'm not ready to retire all of my CDs or take the time to burn all of them to my iPhone. For the USB I guess I can live with the Bluetooth but you'd think they could drop a USB in the center console. Time will tell on the maintenance and reliability since I've only had it two weeks... fingers crossed. Otherwise this is an exceptional car that looks great, feels great, drives great and has about every feature you'd want. Highly recommend.
I have had the car just a few days an all and all the car is impressive. However after coming out of my214 Ford Edge (42k) To this car (50k) I feel that VW should've put a little thought into the tech package. I assumed this car was state of the art in tech. The car runs well but I already use google maps to get places. The voice recognition is HORRIBLE. My 2014 Edge was light years ahead of VW on the Tech side.