2013 Volkswagen Touareg

Sport AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

2013 volkswagen touareg Reviews and News

2013 Volkswagen Touareg
2013 Volkswagen Touareg

New For 2013

For 2013, the diesel model receives a power hike from 225 hp to 240 hp. There are new eighteen-inch wheels for V-6 and diesel models, and the Hybrid comes with vavona wood interior trim and LED taillights.


Compared with more-carlike competitors, the Touareg’s proportions, packaging, and seating position make it feel more like a brawny SUV from five years ago than a modern crossover. That doesn’t mean Volkswagen is ignoring buyers’ demands for fuel-efficient vehicles, though. In addition to a hearty 280-hp V-6, VW offers two alternatives to the traditional gasoline engine. A turbo-diesel V-6 produces massive torque and respectable fuel-economy ratings of 19/28 mpg city/highway. At 24 mpg, the gas-electric hybrid isn’t nearly as efficient on the highway, but it adds 1 mpg to the city rating. If the hybrid’s fuel economy is a bit underwhelming, its power is anything but. The core engine is a supercharged V-6, and when combined with the electric motor, total output is 360 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. The diesel and hybrid powertrains offer the responsiveness and refinement Americans have come to expect from gasoline engines, and all three engines—even the hybrid—are rated to tow an impressive 7700 pounds. The engines are backed by a quick, smooth eight-speed automatic transmission and a compliant ride. The Touareg is priced like a luxury SUV without the luxury badge on the hood. If you can get past that, you’ll find the Touareg to be a comfortable, competent SUV with an upscale interior.


ABS; front, side, and side curtain air bags; tire-pressure monitors; and stability and traction control are standard. Optional equipment includes a rearview camera and parking sensors.

You'll like:

  • Superb diesel powertrain
  • Quick, smooth automatic
  • Premium interior

You won't like:

  • No third row
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre hybrid mileage

Key Competitors For The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Ford Explorer
  • Honda Pilot
  • Toyota 4Runner
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2013 Volkswagen Touareg Specifications

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3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
280 hp @ 6200rpm
266 ft lb of torque @ 2500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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