2016 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,316 - $36,652
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
240-280
Seats
5
Color:  Pure White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,316 - $36,652
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
240-280
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.7 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

Splitting the difference between a sport utility and a luxury-crossover SUV, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg delivers an enjoyable driving experience, a spacious and plush interior and a remarkably capable all-wheel-drive setup. Beyond its tongue-twisting name, (pronounced “tour-egg”), VW’s midsize crossover SUV shares a common lineage with the Porsche Cayenne, giving it impressive skills both on and off-road.

Volkswagen Touareg Models & Trims

Sport w/Technology $29,131 - $32,012
Horsepower: 240 hp - 280 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
Executive $33,551 - $36,652
Horsepower: 240 hp - 280 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9, 21 X 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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
Lux $25,041 - $28,370
Horsepower: 240 hp - 280 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5, 21 X 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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
Sport $24,316 - $27,393
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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

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VW Touareg - most bang for your buck!

The tires wear out quickly but they say it's due to the weight of the vehicle. Other than that, it's very safe and very reliable.

- Kristina G

One of the most important things others should know about my car is that it is reliable and sturdy.

It is cute. It is peppy. It has bluetooth. It has a leather interior.

- Rene B

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,131 - $32,012
$33,551 - $36,652

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 280 (hp)
240 - 280 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L V6 TDI Diesel
3.6L VR6 DOHC 24
3.0L V6 TDI Diesel
3.6L VR6 DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

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

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Standard

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
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 (in.)
39.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.7 (in.)
36.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

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

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/55HR18
P275/40HR21

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.9 (in.)
113.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 (ft.)
39 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
76.4 (in.)
76.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 (hp)
280 (hp)

Torque

Torque
266 (ft. lbs.)
266 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
7716 (.lbs)
7716 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
772 (.lbs)
772 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

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
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Standard

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
Not Available
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Pedals And Linkages Mar 23, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 23, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V170000
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.
Tires > Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Apr 25, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V243000
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.

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