2008 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,532 - $12,364
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
280-350
Seats
5
Color:  Galapagos Gray
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,532 - $12,364
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
280-350
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg If...

If you want the capabilities of an SUV and the handling dynamics of a sport-sedan combined into one vehicle we think you'll like the Touareg 2. Whether on or off-road, its excellent chassis can handle anything you throw at it.

Volkswagen Touareg Models & Trims

V6 $8,532 - $10,241
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 19 x 9 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V8 $8,532 - $10,241
Horsepower: 350 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V10 $10,383 - $12,364
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Diesel V10
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.25

12 Reviews

5 star 58% 4 star 17% 3 star 17% 2 star 8% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Mom Mobile? Not really though.

This vehicle is easy to get in and out of even with a car seat but it also has off road capabilities. It is reliable, but does require somewhat frequent service/maintenance.

- Rachel S

parts are expensive and fill up fuel is pricey but its so durable and strong

It's a good medium sized truck with 5 person seating,like the seat heaters on 4 seats, many air vents, don't like the limited 2 cup holder in the entire truck

- Yessenia M

It is my car, & it is paid off:).

Car has performed beautifully for me, but I am one that actually takes care of my vehicle (as it is expected. . . Regular oil changes, & tune up, etc. )!!

- Jeffery B

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,532 - $10,241
$8,532 - $10,241

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 (hp)
350 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L DOHC 24
4.2L DOHC 40
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 (in.)
35.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P275/45YR19
P275/45VR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.4 (in.)
112.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 (ft.)
38.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
187.2 (in.)
187.2 (in.)

Width

Width
75.9 (in.)
75.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
5086 (.lbs)
5300 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 (hp)
350 (hp)

Torque

Torque
265 (ft. lbs.)
302 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26.4 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
12 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
Not Available
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Structure > Body Jun 25, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 25, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V248000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 14,416 MY 2007-2009 TOUAREG VEHICLES. THE FASTENING STRUTS ON THE ROOF EDGE SPOILER CAN CRACK, CAUSING THE SPOILER TO BECOME LOOSE AND POSSIBLY DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING, EVEN THOUGH INITIALLY THE SPOILER MAY FEEL SECURE.
Consequence:
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SPOILER COULD CAUSE INJURY BY STRIKING PERSONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE OR COULD BECOME AN OBSTACLE TO OTHER DRIVERS, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL REINFORCEMENT WEDGES TO THE ROOF EDGE SPOILER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY. OWNER MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Fuel System, Gasoline Mar 8, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 8, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V151000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles. The fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found. A protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 20Z4.

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