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2011 Volkswagen Touareg Fuel Economy

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With the TDI and the Hybrid, the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg shows that you don't have to settle for a guzzler to get a roomy, family-friendly utility vehicle. While the base V-6 models aren't so impressive, at just 16 mpg, the two other models, the Hybrid and TDI diesel models, are exemplary, both offering more than 20 mpg in Combined EPA driving.

Actually, Volkswagen's effort with the Hybrid doesn't make a very good argument for itself, as the Hybrid is not only much more expensive than the TDI but worse in Combined fuel economy. While we value the Hybrid as a stepping stone toward greater electrification, we'd advise shoppers to make the practical choice toward the TDI—especially if they plan to do more suburban or highway driving. 

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