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 Infiniti QX70, formerly known as the FX, is a sporty choice for shoppers looking for performance on twisty roads.
The BMW X5 is more engaging than the Touareg on the road, but isn't quite as large as many of its competitors.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE, formerly the 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 new mainstream styling, quality cabin, and excellent seating package.
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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|2016 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2016 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2016 INFINITI QX70Browse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|4-Door V6 Sport||2.0 TFSI Premium||RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||2WD 4-Door LX||RWD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door GLE 350|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4MOTION||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||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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