If you're able to look past the Touareg's mainstream badge, you'll find a vehicle with options and equipment on par with many of the more luxurious alternatives on the road today. Whether or not those features justify the luxury price is your decision–and we think a moderately equipped V-6 or TDI Touareg makes for a reasonably-priced deal.
The VR6 and TDI models come in Sport, Lux and Executive trims, while the Hybrid only comes in what is comparable to the Executive trim level. All vehicles come with standard with the panoramic sunroof and leather/memory seating. Premium audio is found on Executive and Hybrid models, which also receive a heated steering wheel, reverse sensors, heated rear seats and keyless start. The Hybrid also receives a power tilt and telescoping wheel.
If you're already splurging and willing to spend some extra, options at the top of the lineup include a 620-watt Dynaudio premium audio system, as well as a navigation system with upgraded display and built-in music storage.