Some might fins it a little surprising that the Touareg doesn't have three rows of seating.
In shopping this model, you have to consider that its competition isn't the likes of the Toyota Highlander or Chevrolet Traverse but the likes of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.
Otherwise, the Volkswagen Touareg is fully competitive with rival models from most luxury automakers—especially with respect to interior comfort and green options.
A new Hybrid model joins the Touareg TDI, earning higher mileage figures than most mid-size utes.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers an even wider range of powertrains (including a diesel model), and has a great ride.
BMW's X5 is a somewhat more engaging drive, while the Infiniti FX is the pick for performance on a curvy road.
Compared to any of these rivals, though, the Touareg is arguably priced high.
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|2011 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2011 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2011 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz M ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas Supercharged V6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD|
|4-Door VR6 Sport||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||AWD 4-Door 35i||RWD 4-Door ML 350|
|Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2011 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2011 Audi Q7||2011 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2011 BMW X5||2011 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class|