2014 Volkswagen Touareg  -  $45,480


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $45,480
Base Invoice: $43,296
Destination Charge: $910
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr 3.6L Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr 3.6L Sport
Transmission: Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.6L V6 DOHC

Pros

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


Model Highlights

The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is offered in four different trims -- Sport, Lux, new R-Line and Executive -- and each of these trims is offered in either V6 or TDI form. An X Special Edition is also offered, to celebrate the model's tenth anniversary; it is largely equipped as a TDI Lux, with Moonlight Blue exterior paint and unique interior and exterior accents. V6 models have a narrow-angle "VR6" engine under the hood, making 280 horsepower, while TDI models get a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine with 225 horsepower and 406 ft-lb of torque.

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 V6 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 for towing -- up to 7,716 pounds when properly equipped. 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 ft-lb 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. Regenerative braking recovers energy when braking. Together, the system yields estimated mileage 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, are tuned mostly toward on-the-road responsiveness, 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 a luxury vehicle than 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.

Five can fit in the Touareg. 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, cruise control, a Homelink garage-door opener and silver roof rails.

A navigation system with a high-definition 3D view and 60GB hard drive with 15GB 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, an electric rear-seat release, keyless access with push-button start and "easy open" rear lift gate. The new R-Line includes Lux equipment plus special interior and exterior styling details, as well as a sport suspension with 20-inch alloy wheels. Executive models add LED taillights, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, Park Distance Control, 20-inch alloy wheels and Dynaudio premium sound with ten speakers and a 620-watt amplifier.

Hybrid models include many of the same features as the Executive, but with 19-inch 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

For 2014, Volkswagen adds an R-Line trim to the Touareg, which is based on the Lux trim for V6 and TDI models and includes special interior and exterior styling, as well as a sport suspension with 20-inch alloy wheels. Elsewhere in the lineup, the rear hatch now has an "easy open" feature on all trims except Sport and R-Line, while LED taillights now feature on Executive models. A trailer hitch is now standard on all Touraregs except for the V6 Sport and R-Line, while keyless access with push-button start is now fitted to Lux models and Sport models equipped with navigation. Finally, the Touareg X Special Edition celebrates the model's tenth year and comes in Moonlight Blue equipped with TDI Lux equipment, with piano black center console, 19-inch alloys and special exterior badging.


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 Dynaudio sound system, the Touareg is equipped and trimmed more as a luxury vehicle.

Opt for the Touareg TDI, and you get one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market, with an EPA estimate of 29 mpg on the highway. 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
9.4 (Est)

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7716 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
772 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7716 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
772 lbs

Maximum Trailering Capacity
7716 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.70

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.70

Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18

Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.4 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6173.00 lbs

Drivetrain
All 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
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.6 L/220

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2500

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.84

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 Power Take Off
No

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
450

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Engine Oil Cooler
None

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Passenger Capacity
5

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
36.9 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
65 in

Track Width, Rear
65.8 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
64 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.1 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
32.1 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
2

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V170000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 23, 2016

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
46574

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.

Manufacturer Recall No.
46G4

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V035000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 24, 2016

Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Touareg Hybrid vehicles manufactured March 20, 2010, to April 11, 2015. The hybrid battery tray may not drain water sufficiently. If water collects in the hybrid battery tray, it may cause an electrical short in the high voltage battery.

Consequence
An electrical short in the high voltage battery increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a fitted drain valve to allow water to drain properly, free of charge. The recall began late February 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this 53B8.

Dates of Manufacture
MAR 19, 2010 to APR 10, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
53B8

Engine: 3.6L V6 DOHC

Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

3.70 Axle Ratio

GVWR: 2,800 kgs (6,173 lbs)

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Tiptronic Sequential Shift Control

Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

95-Amp/Hr 450CCA Maintenance-Free Battery

180 Amp Alternator

1287# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

26.4 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Permanent Locking Hubs

Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 18" Karakum Alloy

Tires: P255/55R18 AS BSW

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Aluminum Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper

Chrome Bodyside Insert and Black Wheel Well Trim

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Lip Spoiler

Black Grille w/Chrome Accents

Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Roof Rack Rails Only

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Cornering Lights

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Radio: RCD 550 Touchscreen w/Aux In & Bluetooth -inc: SiriusXM Satellite Radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)

SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite w/Seek-Scan, Glove Box Mounted 6-Disc Remote CD, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System

8 Speakers

Audio Theft Deterrent

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: power driver & passenger seats and driver and passenger lumbar support

60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Altimeter, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Leather/Piano Black Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)

Ashtray

4 12V DC Power Outlets

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Roll-Up Cargo Cover

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Covered Dashboard Storage, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Power Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
PURE WHITE
$0

 
BLACK UNI
$0

 
TOFFEE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
CANYON GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
DARK FLINT METALLIC
$0

 
COOL SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK ANTHRACITE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CORNSILK BEIGE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
TRAILER HITCH
$525

 
TRAILER HITCH EXTRAS
$325

 
ROOF EDGE SPOILER
$640

 
SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$265

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$85

 
MONSTER MATS RUBBER MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$235

 
MOJOMATS CARPETED MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$235

 
LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
BICYCLE ROOF RACK KIT
$625

 
SKI ROOF RACK KIT
$625

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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