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2013 BMW X5

2013 Volkswagen Touareg

  2013 BMW X5 M 2013 Volkswagen Touareg
Invoice $43,700 $41,792
14/26 17/29
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Bottom Line While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance. Read Full Review The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg delivers good performance and a luxurious interior--although it's a mainstream brand asking for a luxury-vehicle price. Read Full Review
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  • Communicative steering
  • Abundant power
  • Car-like handling
  • Lots of cargo space


  • Styling is losing its freshness
  • Price can quickly climb past $70,000 on V-8 models
  • iDrive is better, but can still be tricky


  • Torquey, efficient TDI
  • Refined driving feel
  • Luxury-level interior
  • Quiet cabin


  • Luxury price, mainstream brand
  • Few high-tech options
  • Hybrid doesn't compute next to TDI
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