Unlike its German rivals, the Volkswagen Touareg offers seating for five—and no more.
That means it isn't all that easy to directly compare to the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and Audi Q7 for some buyers.
But if five seat belts is enough for you, you'll find the Touareg to be comparable in terms of ride and handling to the GLE and not far off of the moderately more dynamic X5.
But those models offer far more customizability than the four-flavor Touareg.
If five seats is sufficient, the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Limited and Overland trims feels remarkably similar to the Touareg, and although it doesn't deliver quite the same level of interior sophistication, the Jeep is available with more off road goodies and is a lot less expensive when optioned up about the same.
The Lexus RX is sportier than ever, which means it's also a good crossover to cross-shop against the Touareg.
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|2017 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2017 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Lexus RXBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Standard SUV 4WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|V6 Sport w/Technology||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle||75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*||RX 350 FWD|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4MOTION||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|
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|2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2017 Audi Q7||2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2017 BMW X5||2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2017 Lexus RX|