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2013 Volkswagen Touareg

2013 BMW X5

  2013 Volkswagen Touareg 2013 BMW X5 M
Invoice $41,792 $43,700
17/29 14/26
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Bottom Line 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 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
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  • 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


  • 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
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