2014 Volkswagen Touareg Values
Now available in an R-Line trim level, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size SUV available with three different engines; 3.6-liter V6 (280 hp/265 lb-ft of torque), 3.0-liter V6 TDI® Clean Diesel engine (240 hp/406 lb-ft of torque) and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 hybrid engine (380 hp/425 lb-ft of torque). All engines are paired with the same 8-speed automatic transmission and 4MOTION® permanent AWD system. Fuel consumption falls within an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 19-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, bi-xenon HID headlights, rearview camera, dual-zone electronic climate control, heated front seats and heated rear seats. Safety is comprised of a special reinforced safety cage, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), electric parking brake, electronic stability control (ESC), intelligent crash response system, anti-lock braking (ABS), anti-slip regulation (ASR), electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD), and hill descent assist (HA). The Touareg is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2014, Volkswagen adds an R-Line trim to the Touareg, which is based on the Lux trim for V6 and TDI models and includes special interior and exterior styling, as well as a sport suspension with 20-inch alloy wheels. Elsewhere in the lineup, the rear hatch now has an "easy open" feature on all trims except Sport and R-Line, while LED taillights now feature on Executive models. A trailer hitch is now standard on all Touraregs except for the V6 Sport and R-Line, while keyless access with push-button start is now fitted to Lux models and Sport models equipped with navigation. Finally, the Touareg X Special Edition celebrates the model's tenth year and comes in Moonlight Blue equipped with TDI Lux equipment, with piano black center console, 19-inch alloys and special exterior badging.
Comfortable seating; quiet, smooth ride; luxurious interior; handles well for a utility vehicle; strong, economical TDI; performance-oriented Hybrid model
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 you get one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market, with an EPA estimate of 29 mpg on the highway. The Touareg Hybrid offers another alternative, with what Volkswagen claims is the world's first supercharged hybrid powertrain.