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Volkswagen Touareg

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Overview of the Volkswagen Touareg

Learn about the Volkswagen Touareg

Summary

The Volkswagen Touareg is a luxury mid-size SUV that seats five comfortably and comes with a long list of standard features and safety technologies. All models come with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission as standard, and the many engine choices will satisfy individual tastes and budgets—whether you opt for a fuel-efficient hybrid model or the basic gas-fuelled V6 package. This four-door SUV offers versatility and strength alongside a high-quality interior. Its on-road agility combines with exceptional off-road capabilities for an unrivalled ride in a vehicle packed out with practical features.

Safety

The Volkswagen Touareg offers the following standard safety features across model years:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and brake assist to prevent skidding 
  • Electronic stability control and traction control for safe driving on slippery surfaces
  • Driver and passenger airbags 
  • Fog lamps for better visibility in poor weather
  • Child safety locks

Optional features on newer models are available, such as rear parking sensors and a back-up camera for assistance with reversing. The Touareg also comes with impressive driver assist technologies on models produced from 2015 onwards. These include blind spot monitoring to detect vehicles just out of sight and forward collision warning to automatically apply the brakes if any hazards are approaching too quickly. 

Interior

The Volkswagen Touareg’s upscale interior is all about luxury and convenience. Standard features on both the VR6 FSI and V6 TDI trims from 2010 include:

  • Sunroof
  • Rain-sensing wipers that automatically activate and adjust depending on the amount of water detected
  • Heated, leatherette front seats

The Luxury package offers additional extras such as keyless start, power-adjustable seats and leather upholstery. 

Technology

All Volkswagen Touaregs come with AM/FM radio, a CD player and satellite radio (from 2008) as standard. From 2011, models also include an eight-speaker stereo system, which can be upgraded to a premium 10-speaker system. Bluetooth and auxiliary audio input are available, as well as an optional navigation system. 

The car’s infotainment system in newer models around 2017 is offered with a 6.5-inch or 8-inch touchscreen display, with intuitive audio, climate and navigation controls. 

Space

Although the rear seat can feel cramped, the Volkswagen Touareg’s cabin offers ample headroom and legroom. Cargo space is on the lower side for this class, although there are fold-down rear seats for added versatility. If this is a priority, opt for a model produced before the 2011 redesign for a maximum area of 71 cubic feet instead of the 64 cubic feet offered with later models. The Volkswagen Touareg’s maximum towing capacity is 7,716 lbs. 

Comfort

Air-conditioning with dual-zone climate control comes standard with all Volkswagen Touareg models, for individual temperature adjustment. Heated front and rear seats are available for added comfort. The smooth, steady ride quality is enhanced by a quiet cabin and the SUV's ability to take corners swiftly, especially if you opt for the optional air suspensions. 

Pros and cons of the Volkswagen Touareg

  • Many tech features standard
  • Adaptive air suspension available
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Only one engine choice
  • High fuel consumption
  • Less cargo space than some competitors
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Volkswagen Touareg

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.8 - 14.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.7 - 10.4 L/100km
  • Width1940 mm
  • Length4795 mm
  • Trunk space900 L
  • Cargo space1600 - 1800 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen Touareg

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Volkswagen Touareg 2011 - 2017 is available in 5 trims:

Sportline trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Sportline trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sportline trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Sportline trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Sportline trim:
3 L - Diesel - 240 hp
City consumption:12 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:977 km
3.6 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:13.8 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.3 - 10.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:800 - 815 km

Comfortline trim features and specs

Available with the Comfortline trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Comfortline trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Comfortline trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Comfortline trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Comfortline trim:
3 L - Diesel - 225 hp
City consumption:11.1 - 11.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:919 - 922 km
3 L - Diesel - 240 hp
City consumption:10.8 - 12 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:977 - 1111 km
3.6 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.3 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 10.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:793 - 933 km

Wolfsburg Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Wolfsburg Edition trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Wolfsburg Edition trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Wolfsburg Edition trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Wolfsburg Edition trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Wolfsburg Edition trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:815 km

Highline trim features and specs

Available with the Highline trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Highline trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Highline trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Highline trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Highline trim:
3 L - Diesel - 225 hp
City consumption:11.1 - 11.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:919 - 922 km
3 L - Diesel - 240 hp
City consumption:10.8 - 12 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:977 - 1116 km
3.6 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.3 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 10.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:793 - 933 km

Execline trim features and specs

Available with the Execline trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Execline trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Execline trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Execline trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Execline trim:
3 L - Diesel - 225 hp
City consumption:11.1 - 11.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:919 - 922 km
3 L - Diesel - 240 hp
City consumption:10.8 - 12 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:977 - 1116 km
3.6 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.3 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 10.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:793 - 933 km

Frequently asked questions about the Volkswagen Touareg

No, the Touareg has always been a two-row, five-passenger SUV. Those looking for more room on the same platform should check out Audi's bigger Q7.

Volkswagen still produces the Touareg, but not for the Canadian market. The last Touareg sold in Canada was the 2017 model year.

Yes, the Atlas is a larger, seven-passenger crossover that Volkswagen designed exclusively for the North American market. It's more affordable, too.

The Volkswagen Touareg is built at the company's plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. Other models produced there include the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 and Q8 crossovers.

Yes. The Tiguan is Volkswagen's compact crossover, largely related to its popular Golf and Jetta models. The Touareg, while also a five-passenger model, is bigger in every direction.