Volkswagen Touareg 2020
Carsguide Senior Editor Matt Campbell had this to say at the time: There is a lot to like about the entry-grade VW Touareg 190TDI. It’s a nicely sized, nicely specced and nice to drive luxury SUV, though there is no denying it doesn’t feel quite as special as the Launch Edition I’ve sent a lot more time in. That said, this car is $20K cheaper. So there’s that.You can read the full review here.
This is what Matt Campbell liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Touareg: Value for money, Smooth diesel engine, Comfy five-seat cabin
The Volkswagen Touareg SUV competes with similar models like the Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and BMW X7 in the Over $80k category category.
The 2020 Volkswagen Touareg carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Volkswagen Touareg 2020 Price and Specs
|Volkswagen Touareg Model||Body Type||Specs||Price|
|170TDI||SUV||3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$81,490|
|190TDI||SUV||3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$80,790|
|190TDI Premium||SUV||3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$86,790|
|210TDI Elegance||SUV||3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$99,490|
Volkswagen Touareg 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Touareg here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What do you recommend for towing a horse trailer and large draft-horse?
None of the vehicles you’ve listed are exactly low-maintenance units. They all have complex all-wheel-drive drivelines (which will be appreciated when towing a heavy trailer across a wet showground) and they use the latest common-rail diesel technology which is fairly intolerant of poor servicing.
As for a power tailgate on a ute, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. But some of the wagon versions of these vehicles can be optioned with powered tailgates. The catch there is that these vehicles use coil sprung rear axles (as opposed to the leaf-sprung ute versions) so they’re not as adept at towing. The Toyota Fortuner, for instance can’t match the HiLux’s 3.5-tonne limit and makes do with 2800kg; not enough for your requirements. The Ford Everest (based on the Ranger) is a little better at 3000kg, but still trails the Ranger’s 3500kg towing capacity and is right on your self-imposed minimum.Show more
Volkswagen Touareg 2007: GVM and GCM
It depends on the specific model. The GVM varies from 2850 kg to 3200 kg; the GCM varies from 5735 kg to 6700 kg.Show more
What car should I buy for $70,000?
You’ve pretty much covered the field there, so it should come down to what you want from your car. Do you want comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, offroad capability, cabin space? If you are mostly driving on the highway, then a diesel SUV is probably the best bet. I would rule out a dual-cab ute because of comfort, unless you need the flexibility a ute gives you. I would rule out a hybrid, they’re not at their most efficient on the highway; they’re better suited to town use. Based on your annual mileage I wouldn’t keep the car any more than 3-4 years, that way you’ll have a decent resale value when you get out of it.Show more
Why is my 2015 Volkswagen Touareg oversteering?
We haven’t heard of similar problems with the Touareg. The tyres are the obvious starting point. Have you changed them? If so the new tyres could have changed the behaviour of the vehicle. If not, try running the pressures a little higher than VW recommends and see what affect that has. If that doesn’t work, check the shock absorbers to see that they are working correctly, and suspension bushes for wear. As it’s under warranty the dealer should check it for you.Show more