2013 Volkswagen Touareg  -  $44,820


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,820
Base Invoice: $42,667
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr VR6 Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr VR6 Sport
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission w/4Motion
Engine: 3.6L FSI V6 engine

Pros

Comfortable seating; quiet, smooth ride; luxurious interior; handles well for a utility vehicle; strong, economical TDI; performance-oriented Hybrid model


Model Highlights

The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg in three different trims--Sport, Lux and Executive--and each of these trims is offered in either VR6 or TDI form. VR6 models have a narrow-angle 'VR6' V6 engine under the hood, making 280 horsepower, while TDI models get a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine.

Both engines incorporate direct injection and are hooked up to a wide-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, but otherwise these two engines are quite different in character. The VR6 is quiet, refined and high-revving, with good passing response, while the diesel is a heavy puller, at its best in the low-to-mid revs, which makes it a good choice either for towing, up to 7,716 pounds. The TDI engine is also much more refined than diesel engines of the past, and it achieves an excellent EPA highway rating of 29 mpg.

Standing separately, at the top of the lineup price-wise, is the Touareg Hybrid. Combining a 333-horsepower, 3.0L supercharged V6 engine with an electric motor system, and a 288-volt, 1.7-kWh battery pack housed beneath the cargo area, the Touareg Hybrid's powertrain can deliver up to 380 hp and 428 pound-feet of torque, and it can cruise at up to 30 mph on electric power alone or coast at much higher speeds by temporarily stopping the engine and disengaging the transmission. Otherwise regenerative braking recovers energy when you're braking--altogether yielding ratings of 20 mpg city, 24 highway.

The Touareg is built with a stout unit-body construction and a tough 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with rear limited-slip Torsen differential (sending 60 percent of torque to the rear most of the time) is standard on all Touareg models. The suspension and steering layout, however, with control arms front and rear, coil springs and variable-ratio power steering, is tuned mostly toward on-the-road responsiveness yet with a nod to occasional trail use. With either engine, the transmission has a Sport mode, as well as manual gear control if the driver chooses.

Inside, the Touareg impresses as more of luxury vehicle that it might appear to be on the outside--or than the VW badge might suggest. While the design might look familiar compared to a Jetta or Passat, the materials are a step up, with walnut wood accents and available Vienna leather in Black Anthracite, Cornsilk Beige or Saddle Brown. Lux and Executive models, as well as the Hybrid, include a panoramic sunroof that covers more of the roof and lets a lot of sun shine in, if you want.

Five can fit in the Touareg, but it's likely that everyone will be very comfortable. There's plenty of legroom and headroom front and back, as well as seats that are very supportive and sized for adults. The rear seat can recline or slide fore and aft 6.3 inches and it's split 60/40 for sliding and 40/20/40 for the seatbacks themselves, which fold forward for 64 cubic feet of cargo space.

Touareg Sport models are the most attractively priced, although they come equipped pretty much as luxury vehicles, with bi-xenon headlamps, fog lamps, cornering lights, Bluetooth hands-free calling, satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, a touch-screen radio with eight speakers, power heated front seats, a 115-volt outlet, a power tailgate, cruise control, a Homelink garage-door opener and silver roof rails.

A navigation system with a high-definition 3D view and 60-GB hard drive with 15 GB of music storage, can be added separately to the Sport. The Lux includes that system as well as a panoramic sunroof, heated side mirrors, walnut wood trim, soft Vienna leather, 12-way power front seats with driver memory settings and an electric rear-seat release. Executive models add a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, keyless entry, push button with push-button start, Park Distance Control, 20-inch 'Pikes peak' alloy wheels and Dynaudio premium sound, with ten speakers and 620 watts. Hybrid models include many of the same features as the Executive, though with 19-inch 'Everest' wheels.

All models also include side-curtain airbags that cover front and rear occupants, plus front and side-thorax bags for those in the front seats, as well as anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and an Intelligent Crash Response system.


Model News

Volkswagen Touareg TDI diesel models get a power boost for 2013, to 240 horsepower, while its EPA ratings are up 1 mpg overall, to 20 mpg city, 29 highway. Otherwise the Touareg lineup carries over with only a few minor changes. The Hybrid gets new LED taillights; a new 18-inch 'Karakum' wheel design is offered in VR6 and TDI Sport models; and Vavona decorative wood interior trim has been added to Executive and Hybrid models.


Value Writeup

The Touareg doesn't offer a third row of seating, but it's one of the roomiest, most comfortable vehicles with seating for five, with a luxurious cabin and a smooth, quiet ride. In plush Executive versions with the awesome Dynaudio sound system, the Touareg is equipped and trimmed more as a luxury vehicle than as a Volkswagen.

Opt for the Touareg TDI, and you get one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market; but the Touareg Hybrid offers another alternative, with what Volkswagen claims is the world's first supercharged hybrid powertrain.


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

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012)

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
448.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 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)
4.850

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.840

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.860

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.440

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.220

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.830

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
101.400 ft³

Front Head Room
39.600 in

Front Leg Room
41.400 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.800 in

Second Head Room
38.900 in

Second Leg Room
34.900 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.700 in

Wheelbase
113.900 in

Length, Overall
188.800 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.400 in

Height, Overall
68.200 in

Track Width, Front
64.900 in

Track Width, Rear
65.700 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.900 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.000 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.100 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
12.700

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.630

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.000 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
13.000 x -TBD- in

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.400 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

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

Steel "Off-road" suspension

4MOTION permanent 4-wheel drive

Servotronic pwr steering

Front & rear power-assisted vented disc brakes

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

Silver roof rails

Body colored bumpers

Bi-xenon headlights

Front fog & cornering lamps

Heated washer nozzles

Dynamic headlight range adjustment

Pwr adjustable exterior mirrors

Mirror-integrated turn signals

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Comfort hatch cover

Remote opening & closing pwr tailgate w/closing assist

Chrome plated rectangular tail pipes

Trailer hitch preparation

AM/FM CD changer -inc: (8) speakers, touchscreen

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

Keyless entry

Cruise control

Alarm w/immobilizer

Climatronic dual-zone A/C

Electric rear window defroster

Silver metallic interior inlays

Leather shift knob

Dual driver & front passenger visor illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) 12V pwr outlets

115V outlet

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lights

Park distance control

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

 
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
$520

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

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
RUBBER MAT KIT
$235

 
CARPETED MAT KIT
$235

 
ROOF EDGE SPOILER
$640

 
LUGGAGE NET
$140

 
TRAILER HITCH 7-PIN CONNECTOR
$140

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$265

 
TRAILER HITCH EXTRAS
$325


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