This version of the Touareg is a luxury SUV with a quiet and plush interior imparting a truly premium ambiance. It delivers agile handling, a firm, steady ride, ample interior room and very comfortable seats. A 3.6-liter gasoline V6 is standard. We tested the diesel version, which proved to be smooth-running and muscular. It delivered a healthy dose of effortless mid-range punch, particularly lending itself to towing.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The diesel engine provides great power and acceleration. Vehicle handles well while delivering good mileage. Highway mileage runs between 30 and 32 mpg. Road noise levels on some types of pavement slightly on the loud side from time to time."

DAVID T., PA (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

"Awesome performance Rides like a car but can tow like a 1/2 ton pickup"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

"I use this to tow my airstream travel trailer. I am extremely satisfied with the handling, towing, and low fuel consumption. I would definitely buy the same vehicle again."

RAY T., ON (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

"Its a hybrid so accelerates as good as a V8. Handles well for a SUV"

THOMAS M., GA (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

"I love driving this car. Acceleration and handling are excellent. Very nimble and lots of power when needed."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

"This car is a delight to drive, cornering is outstanding and driving in snow is easy and safe."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I have a son who is 6'6". He fits comfortably in the rear seat. It is great for long trips."

DAVID L., KS (2013 Volkswagen Touareg)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

No Data Available

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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