According to Edward A. Sanchez, a writer for Truck Trend, the Touareg is a flagship sports utility vehicle for Volkswagen and the 2013 configurations have some minor changes over the 2012 models. First, the entire lineup gets an additional 15 horsepower across all models so that the vehicle output 240 horsepower instead of 225. The torque amount remains unchanged and there are several changes to the exterior style of the Sport, Executive, and Hybrid trims that improve upon the 2012 design. To view photos of the Touareg and find out more about design changes, visit Truck Trend at the following URL http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/
VW Diesel AWD Touareg Trim Levels
The Touareg, according to the carmaker, gets about 29 mpg. According to reviewers from the Christian Science Monitor, all of the available trims will AWD will seat five passengers, thus, the vehicle is suitable for traveling families or for those that have additional cargo to haul. All of the trims have the same body dimensions and curb weights. The primary differences between trims can be identified in some of the features associated with specific trims. For example, the Sport Trim, which is the least expensive, does not come with active head restraints, navigation system, or leather interior like the TDI Executive or the TDI Lux. Meanwhile, the Lux has exclusive features like parking assist for greater control when parking the vehicle and keyless entry for safer entry when getting into the vehicle in dark or secluded areas.
The Sport hosts an MSRP of $46.925.00 for the consumer who is budget conscious. The mid-range TDI Executive has an MSRP of $52,930.00, thereby combining advanced features with a moderate price tag. The TDI Lux Touareg hosts and MSRP of $58,655.00 and reviewers suggest that every penny spent on the vehicle is worth it. With the factory installed towing package the Touareg has a substantial towing package too, since it can tow 7000 pounds. For families or couples that travel with recreational vehicles in tow, this feature is definitely a plus. To view images of the interior and exterior of the Touareg, visit Automobile Magazine at the following URL http://www.automobilemag.com/am/2013/volkswagen/touareg/pictures.html.
VW Diesel AWD Benefits
Expert reviewers from Autotrader.com® cite the cool and speedy composure of the vehicle as one of the Touaregs nicest features. Other features found desirable are the way the vehicle handles on the road and the efficiency of the turbo diesel motors. According to Josh Sadlier, an automotive journalist who writes for Autotrader.com®, the vehicle is “equally at home on freeway slabs and washboard roads, traversing the terrain with supreme confidence.” In addition, consumers get a bit of extra negotiating power when visiting the car dealership too.
According to NewCars.com®, in late 2012 the Touareg remained on a dealer’s lot for roughly 26 days. The amount of time a newly arriving Touareg now spends on the lot is about 56 days. This indicates that the immediate demand for the Touareg has declined a bit, leaving the consumer capable of negotiating a superior deal when it comes to car price. The same website indicates that the three out of five consumers indicate that they would tell a friend to buy a Touareg. For more statistical information related to the vehicle, visit http://www.newcars.com/volkswagen/touareg.
Volkswagen explains on their website the myriad advantages associated with the TDI fuel used in the Touaregs. The use of diesel fuel coupled with advanced technologies allows the vehicles to get better gas mileage and improves fuel efficiency about 30%. What’s more, diesel burns cleaner and results in as much as a 90% reduction in sooty emissions. Thus, the Touareg proves the coveted vehicle of the environmentally concerned consumer. According to Kelley Blue Book® this car ranks number one when compared to sixteen other vehicles in its class in terms of fuel efficiency.