2012 Volkswagen Touareg  -  $44,245


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,245
Base Invoice: $42,121
Destination Charge: $870
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr VR6 Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr VR6 Sport
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission w/4Motion
Engine: 3.6L FSI V6 engine

Pros

Diesel, hybrid, and gasoline engine options; 8-speed transmission and all-wheel drive; improved interior insulation and acoustics


Model Highlights

The 2012 Touareg hasn't changed from last year, including Volkswagen's excellent engine lineup. A 280-hp 3.6L V6 gasoline engine powers the base Sport, Lux and Exec Touareg and gets 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

The TDI Touareg utilizes a 3.0L turbocharged V6 Clean Diesel engine, also available in Sport, Lux and Exec trims. The engine makes 225 hp and gets 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. It uses AdBlue urea additive to reduce emissions by up to 90%. Towing capacity is rated at an impressive 7700 lbs.

The Touareg hybrid uses a 3.0L supercharged V6 gasoline engine alongside an electric motor. Together, they produce 380 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, and yet achieve 25 mpg combined. The transmission disengages from the engine, which shuts off when the driver releases the gas pedal, allowing the vehicle to coast without using any power. It can drive up to 30 mph using only electricity, and it uses regenerative braking to keep the batteries charged and start-stop technology to save fuel. The hybrid comes in one trim, equipped very similarly to the Exec model.

An aluminum double-wishbone suspension makes the Touareg very light weight and thus quite responsive. Safety systems include anti-slip regulation, anti-lock brakes, auto-hold and hill-hold assist and stabilization control.

All Touaregs feature an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base Sport model comes with 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon HID headlamps, fog lamps, LED tail lights, remote power liftgate, an 8-speaker stereo, 8-way power-adjustable heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and dual-zone climate control.

The Lux trim adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, heated power-adjustable mirrors, navigation with a rearview camera, leather seat material, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, wood dash trim and power rear seat releases.

The Exec trim upgrades the wheels to 20-inch and the stereo is an audiophile Dynaudio system. The keyless entry is upgraded to a KESSY proximity entry system.


Model News

The 2012 Touareg is virtually unchanged from the 2011 model.


Value Writeup

Hybrids and off-roading rarely are available in the same package, so the segment is not very broad. The Volkswagen Touareg hybrid provides a way to reduce one's environmental footprint and still enjoy off-road capability for $8,000 cheaper than a Porsche Cayenne.

The TDI Touareg is no slouch for fuel economy-- it is capable of 28 mpg on the highway and makes over 400 lb-feet of torque and features the same off-road capability and 7700 lbs of towing ability for less than $47,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
422.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
607.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/195

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 3000-4000

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
101.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.8 in

Second Head Room
38.9 in

Second Leg Room
34.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.7 in

Wheelbase
113.9 in

Length, Overall
188.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.4 in

Height, Overall
68.2 in

Track Width, Front
64.9 in

Track Width, Rear
65.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4711 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7700 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
1155 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
255/55R18

Rear Tire Size
255/55R18

Spare Tire Size
195/75R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.63

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.0 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 -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.4 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Note
Carefree Maintenance Program

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V170000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 24, 2016

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
46,574

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Touareg vehicles. The brake pedal pivot pin may be missing a securing clip, allowing the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge.

Consequence
If the brake pedal dislodges, the driver may not be able to apply the brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake pedal assembly to verify the presence of the securing clip and install any missing securing clips, free of charge. The recall began on April 27, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 46G4.

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.

3.6L FSI V6 engine

8-speed automatic transmission w/4Motion

Front & rear power-assisted vented disc brakes

Steel "Off-road" suspension

4XMOTION permanent 4-wheel drive

Servotronic pwr steering

18" "Tacora" wheels -inc: all-season tires

Silver roof rails

Body colored bumpers

Bi-xenon headlights

Front fog & cornering lamps

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Heated washer nozzles

Dynamic headlight range adjustment

LED tail lights

Pwr adjustable exterior mirrors

Comfort hatch cover

Remote opening & closing pwr tailgate w/closing assist

Chrome plated rectangular tail pipes

Trailer hitch preparation

AM/FM CD player -inc: (8) speakers

Media device interface w/iPod cable

Bluetooth

Satellite radio w/3-month trial

Leatherette seat covering

8-way pwr seats

Heated front seats

40/20/40 split rear seat

High-gloss black center console

Front & rear carpeted floor mats

Leather wrapped adjustable multifunction steering wheel

Premium color multifunction display

HomeLink

Pwr locks

Pwr windows -inc: pinch protection & automatic 1-touch feature

Dual driver & front passenger visor illuminated vanity mirrors

Keyless entry

Cruise control

Alarm w/immobilizer

Climatronic dual-zone A/C

Electric rear window defroster

Silver metallic interior inlays

Leather shift knob

(4) 12V pwr outlets

115V outlet

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lights

Dual front airbags

Side curtain Protection® head airbags

Driver & front passenger side thorax airbag

Child safety rear door locks

ISOFIX w/top tether

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
BLACK UNI
$0

 
CAMPENELLA WHITE
$0

 
GALAPAGOS GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
TOFFEE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
CANYON GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
DARK FLINT METALLIC
$0

 
COOL SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PURE WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK ANTHRACITE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CORNSILK BEIGE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TRAILER HITCH
$515

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
MAT KIT
$235

 
CARPETED MAT KIT
$235

 
PROTECTION KIT
$430

 
LUGGAGE NET
$125

 
ROOF EDGE SPOILER
$500

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$265

 
TRAILER HITCH EXTRA
$140


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