BASE PRICE RANGE: $41,000-$55,000*
BODY TYPE: Midsize SUV
WHAT'S NEW: The Touareg enters its second generation in 2011 with a new hybrid model and an 8A. The SUV also is lighter and much more efficient. A V-6, V-6-based hybrid, and V-6 diesel will be available in the U.S. Lower than before, the new Touareg is wider and longer than its predecessor. Styling changes from the previous SUV are relatively minor.
COOL FACT: The new Touareg is about 450 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.
SUM UP: Lighter lux SUV has potential.
First Look: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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First Drive: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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2011 Volkswagen Touareg Photo Gallery
Click here to see photos for the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg mid-size SUV.
|2011 Volkswagen Touareg|
|Base Engine|| 3.6L/276-hp DOHC V-6|
|Optional Engine|| 3.0L/236-hp t-diesel DOHC V-6; 3.0L s-charged V-6 + elec-motor/375 hp|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, AWD, 8A|
|0-60 MPH|| 6.5-7.8 sec*|
|Tow/Payload|| 7700/1200-1500 lb*|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 16-25/22-28 mpg*|
|Basic warranty|| 3 yrs/36,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6*|