I was a fan of the Volkswagen Touareg TDI when it first came out until I saw the price of the enormous V-10 model, upwards of $70,000. Is VW kidding? A generation later, and a super-sized dose of reality has given buyers this ample V-6 TDI that is more affordable, economical and logical. Our test unit, still at an eye popping $59,000, is loaded to the brim with options. Check your options list carefully and you can snag one in the mid $40,000 range. But not for long as the Touareg is again changing faces as a 2011 model.
Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator