...fully pneumatic, double-wishbone suspension with continuous damping control and a feature that automatically lowers the truck closer to the ground as speeds increase. Volkswagen went to great lengths to keep noise, vibration and harshness from irritating occupants. For example, the front sub-frame uses special noise insulation to help keep the cabin serene. Inside the Touareg there is room for five adults in a luxuriously outfitted atmosphere. Front passengers get multi-adjustable seats, while those in the rear benefit from a three-zone climate control system that lets them set their own...
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...This was ample in city driving. When loaded with passengers and some cargo and headed for the mountains, the Touareg did better with the uplevel, 4.2-liter double overhead cam V8. This bigger powerplant supplies 310 horses and 302 lb-ft of torque at 3000 to 4000 rpm. This compares with 4,065 pounds for a four-wheel-drive RX 330 that has a 230-horsepower V6 and 4,586 pounds for an all-wheel-drive BMW X5 with 225-horsepower six cylinder. Fuel economy won't be the greatest, no matter which Touareg engine is installed. The V6 model is rated at only 15 miles a gallon in city driving and 20 mpg on...
...Driving Impressions Handling confidence and offroad capabilities top the list of Touareg benefits. Body lean is minimal, and the Touareg is capable of more than expected. In demanding offroad treks, this SUV is eager to strut its stuff with masterful athleticism. VW’s version ranks with the best when the pavement stops. Especially in four-wheel-drive form, the Touareg’s high-tech gadgetry can be confusing at first. But unlike some, it’s all purposeful. Touareg models equipped with the V-8 engine and the seriously taut air suspension exhibit superior control, yet ride comfort...
...privacy glass, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an AM/FM/CD audio system, a rechargeable flashlight built into the center console, a navigation system, and much more.Other features included four-wheel anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, an anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, and fog lights.The Touareg excelled off-road, according to a number of reviewers, but could be tricky to drive around town thanks to a six-speed transmission that tended to accelerate despite a constant pressure on the gas pedal. Downshifting was also a bit jumpy, reviewers noted. As far as...
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