The Touareg is relatively large but it doesn't come with a third-row seat, which may be a deal-breaker for shoppers with larger families.
Based on price, it makes sense to compare the Touareg to luxury brands instead of the mainstream marques VW usually targets.
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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers more luxury and a better interior than it has in the past, and it drives well, too.
The Audi Q7 is larger, offers a third row and a warmer interior, and it's priced only modestly more than its Touareg relative.
We think the Honda Pilot is the best competitor in the mainstream segment, with its chunky styling and efficient use of interior space.
And Jeep's Grand Cherokee has all of the Touareg's luxuries in a comfortable package with equal or better off-road abilities.
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|2015 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2018 INFINITI Q70Browse Used Listings||2015 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2015 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2015 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2015 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 / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Midsize Cars||Standard SUV 4WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD|
|4-Door V6 Sport||3.7 LUXE RWD||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium||RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||2WD 4-Door LX||RWD 4-Door ML 350|
|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|
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