2014 Volkswagen Touareg Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg Video Transcript
Experts like the upscale vibe inside the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, but how does it drive compared to other luxury mid-size SUVs. Hi! I am Jim Sharifi with US News Best Cars. In this video we will take a closer look at the Touareg's performance.
The Volkswagen Touareg comes standard with all-wheel drive and a 3.6L 6-cylinder engine. The base engine produces 280 horsepower and gets an EPA estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway, which is a bit low for the class. A turbo diesel 3L V6 is optional, it produces 240 horsepower and gets an excellent EPA estimated 20 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models.
Test drivers say that the Touareg's transmission offers smooth shifts and they consider both engines powerful, still many prefer the turbo diesel model for its ample off-the-line acceleration and great fuel economy.
Experts report that the 2014 Touareg's ride is sporty and some say that body lean through corners is minimal. They also report that the Touareg's steering feel sharp and is more responsive than many SUVs in its class.
To learn more about the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing vehicles like the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the Lexus RX 350.Read more
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