2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Volkswagen Touareg

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All 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr TDI ExecutiveDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$63,245.00
4dr TDI LuxDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$54,950.00
4dr TDI Sport w/TechnologyDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$50,245.00
4dr V6 ExecutiveGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$59,745.00
4dr V6 LuxGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$51,450.00
4dr V6 SportGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$42,705.00
4dr V6 Sport w/TechnologyGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$46,745.00

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $42,705.00
Invoice: $40,613.00
Hwy MPG: 23 mpg
City MPG: 17 mpg

Pros

Comfortable seating; quiet, smooth ride; luxurious interior; handles well for a utility vehicle

Model Highlights

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is offered in four different trims -- Sport, Lux, and Executive -- and each of these trims is offered in either V6 or TDI form. Touareg V6 models have a 3.6L, narrow-angle "VR6" engine under the hood which makes 280 horsepower.

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 Touareg is built with a stout unibody construction, and a tough 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with rear limited-slip Torsen differential (which sends 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels most of the time) is standard on all Touareg models. The suspension and steering layout, which comprises front and rear control arms, 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 shift 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 include a panoramic sunroof that covers more of the roof and lets the sun shine in.

The Touareg can seat five comfortably. 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 reclines and slides fore and aft 6.3 inches, as well as fold forward to provide up to 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.

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

The Volkswagen Touareg is largely unchanged for 2016, though the Hybrid model has been discontinued and the base price has dropped by nearly $2,000, to $42,705.

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 buyers will get one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market, with an EPA estimate of 29 mpg on the highway.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Reflex Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (8E8E)

  • Black Anthracite
 

Dark Flint Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (9N9N)

  • Black Anthracite
 

Deep Black Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (2T2T)

  • Black Anthracite
  • Cornsilk Beige
 

Reef Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0A0A)

  • Black Anthracite
  • Cornsilk Beige
 

Pure White

Manufacturers Code: (0Q0Q)

  • Black Anthracite
  • Cornsilk Beige
 

Black Oak Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (P0P0)

  • Cornsilk Beige
 

Moonlight Blue Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (C7C7)

  • Black Anthracite
  • Cornsilk Beige
 

Sand Gold Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (4T4T)

  • Black Anthracite
  • Cornsilk Beige
 

Canyon Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (9Q9Q)

  • Black Anthracite

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year9.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - FrontN/A
Gross Axle Wt Rating - RearN/A
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Option Weight - Front0.00 lbs
Option Weight - Rear0.00 lbs
Reserve Axle Capacity - FrontN/A
Reserve Axle Capacity - RearN/A
As Spec'd Curb WeightN/A
As Spec'd PayloadN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Gross Combined Wt RatingN/A
Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Reserve Axle CapacityN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating6173.00 lbs
Trailering
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 Capacity7716 lbs
Frame
Frame TypeN/A
Sect Modulus Rails OnlyN/A
Frame RBMN/A
Frame StrengthN/A
Frame ThicknessN/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Spring Capacity - FrontN/A
Spring Capacity - RearN/A
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearIndependent
Axle Capacity - FrontN/A
Axle Capacity - RearN/A
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front3.70
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.70
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP255/55HR18
Rear Tire SizeP255/55HR18
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Tire CapacityN/A
Rear Tire CapacityN/A
Spare Tire CapacityN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - FrontN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - RearN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - SpareN/A
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size18 X 8 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On CenterN/A
Steering Ratio (:1), At LockN/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb39 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx26.4 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A
Fuel Tank LocationMidship
Aux Fuel Tank LocationMidship

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Type8
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.85
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
Clutch SizeN/A
Trans Power Take OffN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)N/A
Transfer Case ModelN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
Transfer Case Power Take OffNo
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy23 MPG
Cruising Range - City448.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City17 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined19 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy607.20 mi
Engine
Engine TypePremium Unleaded V-6
Displacement3.6 L/220
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM280 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM266 @ 2500
Engine Oil CoolerNone
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (3rd)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)180
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Front Head Room39.6 in
Front Leg Room41.4 in
Front Shoulder Room59.8 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room38.9 in
Second Leg Room36.7 in
Second Shoulder Room56.7 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase113.9 in
Length, Overall w/rear bumperN/A
Length, Overall188.8 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors76.4 in
Height, Overall68.2 in
Track Width, Front65.2 in
Track Width, Rear66 in
Overhang, FrontN/A
Overhang, Rear w/o bumperN/A
Front Bumper to Back of CabN/A
Cab to AxleN/A
Cab to End of FrameN/A
Ground to Top of Load FloorN/A
Ground to Top of FrameN/A
Frame Width, RearN/A
Ground Clearance, FrontN/A
Ground Clearance, RearN/A
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Body Length0.00 ft
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cab to BodyN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Top, RearN/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ FloorN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Tailgate WidthN/A
Cargo VolumeN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 164 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 232.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 332.1 ft³
Ext'd Cab Cargo VolumeN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Recall Information

US 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.

Remedy:
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 Number:
46G4
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V243000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 25, 2016

Component:
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
366

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toureg vehicles manufactured July 7, 2015 to March 3, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the Safety Certification labels are incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

Consequence:
If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2016. Volkwagen's number for this recall is 44M9.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUL 06, 2015 to MAR 02, 2016

Manufacturer Recall Number:
44M9


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