2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line

Sporty Clean Diesel SUV. A stylish, all-wheel drive diesel SUV.

  • Likes
  • Quality
  • space
  • torque
  • Dislikes
  • Rear seats don't lay flat for cargo

The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is a fine evolution in the line of practical SUVs from the German manufacturer. With some off-road capability, this ute in the R-Line trim delivers a very sporty experience. Turbo diesel power with immense torque is progressive and solid, while the car remains smooth and quiet. You'll drive the Touareg effortlessly in all types of conditions with a feel of luxury. Five adults will fit comfortably and will get the experience of a bright ride with the full-length panoramic sunroof.

A true product of global cooperation, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is assembled in Slovakia with an engine made in Hungary coupled with a transmission from Japan. Details such as a cooled glove box, compartments underneath the front seat and a sensor-controlled rear hatch make the everyday driving experience just a little bit more pleasant. The convenience of a 115V AC socket makes power-hungry passengers even happier. A twist of a switch gives you off-road mode for better rough terrain control. Our Canyon Grey Touareg TDI R-Line with black leather interior gave us plenty of satisfaction, and almost 22 mpg combined. We'd take it anywhere.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited-mile corrosion perforation warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance; 3-year/36,000-mile Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance

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Specs

Base Price: $57,615

As Tested: $57,615

  • 20 / 29 mpg
  • EPA
  • 6.9 sec
  • 0-60
  • 240 hp @ 4,000 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • 158 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 3.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel V6
  • Horsepower: 240 hp @ 4,000 rpm
  • Torque: 406 hp @ 2,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 4,974 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 113.9 in
  • Length: 188.8 in
  • Width: 76.4 in
  • Height: 68.2 in
  • Turning circle: 39 ft
  • Brakes: 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS
  • Suspension: sport suspension
  • Traction: electronic stability control with traction control; 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • 0-60 mph: 6.9 sec
  • 60-0 mph: n/a
  • Top Speed: 158 mph
  • EPA City: 20 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 29 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 23 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: driver and front passenger front airbags; driver and front passenger side thorax airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags

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