The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is offered in Lux, X Special Edition, Sport, R-Line, Executive and Hybrid trim levels. The X Special Edition and Hybrid offer or a fuel (VR6) or diesel (TDI) V6 engine. The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Sport come with eighteen-inches wheels, adaptive bi-Xenon headlights, LED running lights, foglights, roof rails, heated external mirrors, a power liftgate, cruise control, eight way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and eight speaker sound screen control system, a Change six-CD, satellite radio and iPod integration.
The The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Sports optional navigation package standard with a TDI engine,adds Navigation system and keyless entry / ignition, the camera and hands-free power liftgate that can open by waving your foot under the rear bumper. The Lux begins along Sport Navigation tools and adds 19-inch wheels, the panoramic sunroof, power-folding external mirrors, leather upholstery, front-seat power lumbar adjustment, driver memory functions and powers to rear-seat releases the cargo area. Based on Lux and the TDI engine, the X Special Edition features special paint, unique 19-inch wheels, LED taillights and upgraded leather upholstery and the interior trim. Compared to Lux, the R-Line loses hands-free liftgate, but otherwise it starts V6 Lux and features twenty-inch wheels, a sport body kit, sport-tuned suspension and LED taillights adds.
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Executive has all the features of V6 Lux, including hands-free liftgate, and adds a distinctive 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, rear parking sensors, a top-view of four public parking cameras, its tire burning, heated rear seats and a premium 10-speaker sound system Dynaudio. Although the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is very expensive, it downgrades 19-inch wheels and standard audio system (versus the setup Dynaudio). Otherwise, the Hybrid is equipped with the same Executive, and adds steering column and memory-seat passengers power-adjustable settings.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg Interior
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg’s interior lacks the glitz and glamor of traditional luxury-brand SUV, but there is a strong vibe quality craftsmanship. Things usually rich-feeling and pleasing to the eye, and the handles and levers to move the weight precision. Although the Touareg does not fancy infotainment system silly name, it will give you the standard interface with a large screen and sharp graphics. Even better, easier to use. Punchy Dynaudio sound system The Executive model is one of our favorites; shame you can not find it on lower trim levels.
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is strictly a two-row, five -passenger SUV, but his form is quite versatile, offering a reclining seatback cushions and 6.3 inches fore/grh seat travel. Rear-seat legroom is competing for a SUV midsize, and the bottom of the seat is high enough to give rear passengers in both solid thigh support and a nice view out. Cargo capacity measures 32.1 of cubic feet behind the rear seats and 64 cubic feet with the seatbacks 60/40-split rear folded down.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg Engine
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg’s engine system starts with the 3.6-liter V6 gasoline that generates 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI models boast 3.0-liter diesel turbocharged V6 rated at 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. An eight speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard in any case. During testing, a Touareg TDI ran from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is about the same as the gas-powered V6 midsize SUV and pretty quick for a diesel.
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid has its own thing going on, featuring a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol paired with an electric motor. Combination cranks out a high 380 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, whisking the Hybrid from 0 to 60 mph just 5.8 seconds, according to the testing. The auto-eight speed and all-wheel drive are also standard here.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the base gasoline V6 version stand at 19 mpg combined (17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway), and TDI V6 rates a remarkable 23 mpg combined (20 city / 29 highway). The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid disappoints on this front, checking in at 21 mpg combined (20 city / 24 highway). Properly equipped, the Volkswagen Touareg can be said up to 7,700 pounds, which is more than most competitors.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg Safety
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg emerged with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, hill hold assist, the front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbag. The camera rearview standard Touareg V6 Sport, and an upgraded top-view camera is standard on Executive and Hybrid models. Note that the new Car-Net system Telematics VW is not offered on the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg.
In brake testing, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid stopped from 60 mph in an impressive 121 feet and TDI, at 123 feet, almost matched that effort. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Touareg its top rating of “Good” in all phases of the crash-test, although he did under the direction of the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg small overlap test its new frontal-offset. The seat / head block design The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg’s was not doing the “Good” for Whiplash protection in rear impacts.