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Such is the with the 2014 Volkswagen and that’s a sad thing indeed. makes very fine, quality cars. They a loyal following and have a sales record. Earlier year we spent a week a 2013 VW Beetle and found it to be a enjoyable experience.

So there was a deal of anticipation when we the 2014 Touareg recently. We enjoyed our first moments it. The interior isn’t fancy, but is well laid out; the comfortable and the overall inside is very comfortable and in line many other SUV’s. As is a VW there are a lot of standard features. includes adaptive bi-xenon foglights, LED heated exterior a power liftgate, cruise dual-zone automatic climate eight-way power heated seats, leatherette upholstery, phone and audio connectivity and an sound system with control, a six-CD changer, radio and iPod integration.

The 2014 Touareg is offered in Lux, R-Line, Executive and trim levels. All but the Hybrid either a gas (VR6) or diesel V6 engine. The Sport’s adds an navigation system along keyless entry-ignition, a rearview and a hands-free power liftgate you can open by waving your under the rear bumper. The Lux with the Sport’s features and 19-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, upholstery, front-seat power adjustment, driver memory and power rear-seat releases in the area.

We had the R-Line model, new for 2014, upgrades the standard 18-inch to 20-inch ones and adds a few such as a sport body and sport-tuned suspension (oddly the hands-free power lift isn’t available). The Executive has all of the V6 features, including the hands-free and adds its own distinctive 20-inch rear parking sensors, a parking display with cameras, a heated steering heated rear seats and a 10-speaker sound system.

Our drive on the road did nothing to our building euphoria. The 3.6-liter V6 out 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. with an eight-speed transmission the delivers good performance and the all-wheel drive holds the well.

Everything was going well and we looking forward to a nice with another fine VW Then came the sticker The MSRP for the model we tested is 025. (!). Seriously? out the Touareg is a model borne out of an of Porsche and Audi; thus it cousin to the Porsche Cayenne. The is that the Touareg is no Cayenne. it’s a fine mid-size but not for $55,025. (!) It was a heartbreak that ruined the rest of our week, finding out your girlfriend is or the baby isn’t yours. maybe not that bad but we began to see all of flaws; things there be in an SUV costing this much. cruise control like we had in the SRX (MSRP $56,465), or a heads up a back seat DVD player wireless headphones and remote on the GMC Arcadia (MSRP $52,075), or a blind spot mirror personal favorite), something on other SUV’s like the Encore ($30,730). No blind mirror, really?

Sure, we get it: VW owners are a loyal and the Touareg gives them an for a high-end SUV. For the rest of us at $55,025 for the middle of the range MSRP ranges from for the basic Sport model all the way up to for the top of the line Hybrid model) the Volkswagen Touareg seems to be to pretend it’s something not. There may have Porsche engineers involved in the process but this is no Porsche and it be priced as one.

The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

MSRP: $54,115

MSRP (As $55,025

Engine (As tested): 3.6 L rated at 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of

Transmission: 8 speed, full all-wheel drive.

MPG (Estimated): 17 highway, 19 combined

MPG (As tested, conditions): 18

2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Exterior Dimensions

6 Ft. 4.4 In. (76.4 In.)

Height 5 Ft. 8.2 In. In.)

Length 15 Ft. 8.8 In. (188.8

Ground Clearance 0 Ft. 7.9 In. (7.9

Front Track 5 Ft. 5 In. (65 In.)


Front Head 39.6 In.

Front Shoulder 59.8 In.

2014 Volkswagen Touareg
2014 Volkswagen Touareg
2014 Volkswagen Touareg

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