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2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line

Sporty Clean Diesel SUV

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line
In short: A stylish, all-wheel drive diesel SUV.

2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line Review

The 2014 VW Touareg is a fine evolution in the line of practical SUVs from the German manufacturer. With some off-road capability, this ute in the R-Line trim delivers a very sporty experience. Turbo diesel power with immense torque is progressive and solid, while the car remains smooth and quiet. You’ll drive the Touareg effortlessly in all types of conditions with a feel of luxury. Five adults will fit comfortably and will get the experience of a bright ride with the full-length panoramic sunroof.

A true product of global cooperation, the Volkswagen Touareg is assembled in Slovakia with an engine made in Hungary coupled with a transmission from Japan. Details such as a cooled glove box, compartments underneath the front seat and a sensor-controlled rear hatch make the everyday driving experience just a little bit more pleasant. The convenience of a 115V AC socket makes power-hungry passengers even happier. A twist of a switch gives you off-road mode for better rough terrain control. Our Canyon Grey Touareg TDI R-Line with black leather interior gave us plenty of satisfaction, and almost 22 mpg combined. We’d take it anywhere.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited-mile corrosion perforation warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance; 3-year/36,000-mile Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance

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Base Price: $57,615 / As Tested: $58,525

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 3.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel V6
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 406 hp @ 2,000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4,974 lbs
Wheelbase: 113.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.8 / 76.4 / 68.2 in
Turning circle: 39 ft

4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: sport suspension

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control; 4MOTION all-wheel drive

0-60 mph: 6.9 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 158 mph

EPA City: 20 mpg
EPA Highway: 29 mpg
Combined MPG: 23 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: driver and front passenger front airbags; driver and front passenger side thorax airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags

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Make: Volkswagen, Vehicle Type: SUV



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