If you're looking for a spacious vehicle that combines stylishness, comfort and a high level of performance in one enticing package, then you'll be very pleased with the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. Possessing a refined and stylish interior, powerful engine options, confident handling, high towing capacity and excellent off-road ability, the new Touareg is a premium choice for a midsize crossover SUV. If you’d like to see how the Touareg stacks up against the competition, then check out this 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot comparison.
The 2016 Touareg delivers a spectacular driving experience. The robust 3.6-liter V6 engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic shifting capability. The high-tech engine utilizes a crossflow aluminum-alloy cylinder head design, twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and direct fuel injection. It produces an impressive 266 lb-ft of torque, compared to 262 lb-ft of torque for the Pilot. Also, the Touareg more than doubles the towing output of the Pilot with a towing capacity of 7,716 pounds, compared to only 3,500 pounds for the Pilot.
|2016 Volkswagen Touareg||VS||2016 Honda Pilot|
|3.6-liter V6||Engine||3.5-liter V6|
|7,716 lbs.||Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
If you're looking to head off the pavement, the 2016 Touareg is the unquestionable choice between the two crossover SUVs. With lightweight aluminum-alloy upper and robust steel lower control arms at both front and rear, the 2016 Touareg’s coil-spring suspension is capable of great control and driving manners in any situation. The 4Motion permanent all-wheel-drive system is standard on all Touareg models. This features a Torsen limited-slip differential that splits available torque 40 percent front and 60 percent rear for balanced driving both on and off road.
You and your passengers will feel like pampered VIPs in the luxurious and spacious cabin of the 2016 Touareg. The cabin is illuminated with white LED overhead lighting, and chrome trim and wood accents lend a clean, sophisticated feel throughout. Dual-zone automatic climate control and 8-way power-adjustable front seats come standard and available front seats with active ventilation further enhance the Touareg's level of comfort. If you’d like to experience firsthand all of the wonderful features of the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg, then we encourage you to get in touch with us at Capistrano Volkswagen.