The Touareg doesn't come with a third-row seat, which may be a deal-breaker for shoppers with larger families.
With respect to the Touareg's price, we have to compare it to luxury crossovers, rather than brands that might be more natural competitors for a car with a VW badge.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers more luxury and a better interior than it has in the past, and it drives well, too.
The BMW X5 is more engaging than the Touareg on the road, but isn't quite as large as many of its competitors.
The Infiniti QX70, formerly known as the FX, is our top choice for shoppers looking for performance on twisty roads.
The Audi Q7 is larger, offers a third row and a warmer interior, and it's priced only modestly more than the Touareg– to which it's loosely related.
We think the Honda Pilot is the best competitor in the mainstream segment, with its chunky styling and efficient use of interior space.
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|2014 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2018 INFINITI Q70||2014 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2014 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2014 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2014 Mercedes-Benz M ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Gas/Electric V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Mid-Size Cars||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|4-Door 3.6L Sport||Hybrid RWD||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||2WD 4-Door LX||RWD 4-Door ML350|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4MOTION||Sedan||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|