The Touareg has the feel of a sharp-handling, luxury SUV, with a plush interior and wide, supportive seats that deliver all-day comfort. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In our tests of the V6 turbodiesel, it pulls effortlessly and has a generous towing capacity. The low-speed ride is overly firm, but it's steady on the highway.
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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:


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The leather seats in front and back are heated and cooled and volkswagen has always made great comfortable seats"

GREGORY B., WA (2016 Volkswagen Touareg)

"very quiet, AC is powerful, handles and feels fantasticly"

BENJAMIN W., WA (2016 Volkswagen Touareg)


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


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I've always liked the looks of the Touareg. It is still quite unique, even though the styling has changed little over the years. The interior of my executive edition is beautiful, high quality materials, and very well put together."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Volkswagen Touareg)

"Too me most of the SUVs being made today all look the same except the Touareg"

GREGORY B., WA (2016 Volkswagen Touareg)

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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