2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2  -  $39,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $39,990
Base Invoice: $36,873
Destination Charge: $690
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr V6
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 4dr V6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Tiptronic, dynamic shift program, sport mode
Engine: 3.6L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg is available with three different engines, a 3.6L direct-injected V6 that makes 280 horsepower, a 4.2L V8 that produces 350 horsepower and a 5.0L V10 "TDI" turbo diesel that is capable of 310 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. These ratings make the TDI capable of towing up to 7,716 pounds while keeping relatively impressive EPA fuel economy ratings of 15 mpg city, 20 highway.

All three engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, which allows manual gear selection, plus the 4XMOTION all-wheel-drive system, oriented for on- or off-road conditions. All Touaregs have impressive approach and departure angles and are designed to handle water up to 22.8 inches deep.

With the V6, the Touareg boasts decent acceleration, with 0-to-60 times now of 8.3 seconds, according to the automaker.

The Touareg's interior is luxurious but also utility-minded. Rugged leatherette upholstery is standard, and the rear seat is split 60/40 and folds forward nearly flat for expanded cargo capacity.

Four-wheel anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control, and an electronic differential lock are standard on the Touareg, along with engine braking assist (EBA), which helps maintain stability in steep situations. For steep off-road situations, hill descent control and hill climb assist, two other electronic aids, are standard.

A 4-wheel air suspension system, which can help maintain an even load when towing or off-roading, is standard on the V10 TDI and optional on the other two models.


Model News

The Volkswagen Touareg has several changes for 2008. On the exterior, a host of visual changes have affected the front end, with a restyled grille, chrome "eyebrow" trim, a new headlight design and revised bumpers, mirrors, taillights and exhaust tips. New wheel designs have been applied as well, and four new colors are available.

Inside, there is a larger instrument panel, a new LCD stereo interface, a revamped center console, and the 8-way power adjustable driver's seat is now adjustable in 12-ways. A power liftgate is standard, as is SIRIUS satellite radio. New options include a Dynaudio sound system, keyless access and 4-zone climate control, and new packages include the Lux Package and the Technology Package.


Value Writeup

The 2008 VW Touareg has a luxurious interior, smooth ride, and impressive off-road capability. The V10 TDI engine is a standout for its towing ability and relative efficiency.


Pros

Competent off-road ability; high tow rating; plush ride.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
369.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
528.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/195

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 2500-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Tiptronic & OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.66

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Total Cooling System Capacity
18.0 qts

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.7 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Wheelbase
112.4 in

Length, Overall
187.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.9 in

Height, Overall
68.0 in

Track Width, Front
65.2 in

Track Width, Rear
65.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
71 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5086 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7716 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
772 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17

Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17

Spare Tire Size
P195/80R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.10 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.4 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V248000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 25, 2009

Component
STRUCTURE:BODY

Potential Number of Units Affected
14416

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 14,416 MY 2007-2009 TOUAREG VEHICLES. THE FASTENING STRUTS ON THE ROOF EDGE SPOILER CAN CRACK, CAUSING THE SPOILER TO BECOME LOOSE AND POSSIBLY DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING, EVEN THOUGH INITIALLY THE SPOILER MAY FEEL SECURE.

Consequence
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SPOILER COULD CAUSE INJURY BY STRIKING PERSONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE OR COULD BECOME AN OBSTACLE TO OTHER DRIVERS, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL REINFORCEMENT WEDGES TO THE ROOF EDGE SPOILER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY. OWNER MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO.66D6/S5. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V151000

Mfg's Report Date
March 8, 2017

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
20,908

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles. The fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found. A protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 20Z4.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

3.6L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Tiptronic, dynamic shift program, sport mode

Center locking differential

Electronic differential lock

Hill descent/climb assist

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation

Engine braking assist

4XMOTION permanent 4-wheel drive w/low range gear

150-amp alternator

Trailer hitch preparation

Independent double wishbone front suspension

Independent four-link rear suspension

P255/60HR17 all-season tires

P195/80R17 spare tire

17" x 7.5" alloy wheels w/lockable bolts

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock (ABS) vented disc brakes w/brake assist, electronic brake force distribution

Dual steel exhaust pipes

Pwr glass tilt/slide sunroof-inc: tinted glass, sunshade, pinch protection, driver door pwr lock operated convenience closing feature, illuminated dial

Silver roof rails

Rear spoiler

Chrome matte grille w/logo, chrome eyebrows

Auto on/off halogen headlamps

Front halogen projector lens fog lights

Daytime running lights

Body-color heated pwr synchronized folding mirrors w/integrated flood lights/turn signals, auto tilt passenger side

Privacy glass

Aero rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Rear intermittent wiper

Pwr liftgate

Heated front bucket seats w/12-way pwr driver seat adjustment

Leatherette seat trim

60/40 split folding rear seat w/fold-flat feature, height-adjustable headrests for all seating positions

Front center armrest w/storage

Foldable rear center armrest w/storage compartment, load through, cupholder

Front seatback storage pockets

Dual front/rear cupholders

Center console-inc: (2) front cup holders, (2) front/(1) rear pwr outlets, storage

Front/rear floor mats

4-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/audio controls

Height-adjustable/telescopic steering column

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, vehicle temp gauge, outside temp, audio functions, clock

Multi-function trip computer-inc: trip time, length, average speed, average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty

Multi-function onboard computer-inc: adjustable settings for vehicle unlocking, exterior mirror synchronization, language, measurement units, exterior headlights, coming home/leaving home, tire pressure monitoring system, speed warning, time setting, interior lighting

Electronic parking assist

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Remote central pwr locking system-inc: automatic locks, selective unlocking from driver door

Pwr windows-inc: driver 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature

Remote fuel door/hatch releases

Remote keyless entry w/(2) integrated key transmitters

Cruise control

Delta VI AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (10) speakers, RDS capability

Sirius satellite radio

Integrated window diversity antenna

Dual-zone Climatronic climate control

Illuminated front/rear air vents

Rear window & side mirror defroster

Illuminated lockable glove box w/adjustable cooling feature

Rear cup holders

Aluminum accented trim

Front/rear door storage pockets w/rubber lining

Molded door trim in leatherette

Chrome door handles

Auto dimming rearview mirror w/switch

Overhead console-inc: compass, HomeLink

Covered illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear passenger assist handles

Dual front/rear reading lights

Interior ambient lighting-inc: foot wells, door handles, above center console

Leather shift knob w/chrome accents

Front seatback pockets

Fully lined carpeted luggage compartment-inc: light, 12V & 115V pwr outlets (4) tie-down hooks, chrome loading edge protection, hatch closing grip

City 14/hwy 20 (3.6L engine/6-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock (ABS) vented disc brakes w/brake assist, electronic brake force distribution

Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain protection

Passenger airbag cutoff sensor

3-point front/rear safety belts w/emergency locking retractors for all seats

Height-adjustable safety belts w/pretensioners for driver & front passenger, rear outboard seating positions

Safety belt load limiters for driver & front passenger

Center rear safety belt w/interlock

Child safety door locks

LATCH child restraint system

Daytime running lights

Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation

Collapsible steering column

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Intelligent crash response system

Rollover sensor system

 
LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CRICKET LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
TECHNOLOGY PKG
$3,350

 
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,100

 
TRAILER HITCH
$500

 
REAR DIFFERENTIAL LOCK
$700

 
LUX PKG
$2,900

 
LUX PLUS PKG
$6,300

 
4-CORNER AIR SUSPENSION
$2,750

 
19" "TERRA" ALLOY WHEELS
$1,200

 
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$1,950

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS, TRUNK LINER, SIDE CARGO NETS
$249

 
(4) RUBBER MATS
$115

 
TRUNK-MOUNTED CD CHANGER
$499

 
TOUAREG SIDE STEPS
$899

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