What You'll Like
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 awesome Dynaudio sound system, the Touareg is equipped and trimmed more as a luxury vehicle than as a Volkswagen.
Opt for the Touareg TDI, and you get one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market; but the Touareg Hybrid offers another alternative, with what Volkswagen claims is the world's first supercharged hybrid powertrain.
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What's New for 2013
Volkswagen Touareg TDI diesel models get a power boost for 2013, to 240 horsepower, while its EPA ratings are up 1 mpg overall, to 20 mpg city, 29 highway. Otherwise the Touareg lineup carries over with only a few minor changes. The Hybrid gets new LED taillights; a new 18-inch 'Karakum' wheel design is offered in VR6 and TDI Sport models; and Vavona decorative wood interior trim has been added to Executive and Hybrid models.
- Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
- Drivetrain Warranty: 10 Years / 100,000 Miles
- Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
- Hybrid Component: 8 Years / 100,000 Miles
A vehicle’s warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer’s lot, and it’s important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission.