The midsized Touareg is Volkswagen's first SUV and was jointly developed with the Porsche Cayenne. Overall, the Touareg is a pleasant midsized SUV with a luxurious interior, adequate handling and a fairly comfortable ride. Unlike most other car-based models, it is capable offroad, with low-range gearing, good ground clearance and locking differentials. At a hefty 5,200 pounds though, the V6 version we tested accelerated slowly and got abysmal fuel economy. Some controls are overly complicated and the cargo space is no larger than that of the Volkswagen Passat wagon.