The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg combines extraordinary on-road civility and luxury with real off-road prowess, and it offers an excellent turbodiesel V6 engine. Visit our Greenville Volkswagen dealership and test drive a new Touareg today!
Body Styles, Trims, and Options
The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg is a midsize five-passenger SUV available in two trim levels that correspond to two engine options: VR6 FSI and V6 TDI. The VR6 FSI comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, automatic headlamps and wipers, a power tailgate, a sunroof, rear parking assist, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 12-way power driver and eight-way manual passenger heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, walnut wood accents, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker CD stereo with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The V6 TDI shares this equipment roster and adds a turbodiesel V6 engine under the hood.
Options are grouped into packages. The Luxury package features 19-inch alloys, special front seats, leather upholstery, a 12-way power passenger seat, different wood interior trim, a sliding armrest and a heated steering wheel. The Lux Limited package starts with the Luxury package’s goodies and adds 20-inch alloys, chrome tailpipes and grille, exclusive front and rear bumpers and side sills and upgraded interior trim. The Technology package offers bi-xenon headlamps, a hard-drive-based navigation system, a back-up camera, an iPod input, an upgraded 11-speaker sound system and keyless entry and ignition.
The Premium Technology package starts with the Technology package and adds the top-of-the-line Dynaudio sound system. Other options include a trailer hitch, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and an electronically adjustable air suspension. Note that the air suspension requires either the Luxury or Lux Limited package.
Powertrains and Performance
A six-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and a low-range gear for serious off-roading are standard on every 2010 Volkswagen Touareg. The VR6 FSI model gets a narrow-angle 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 266 pound-feet of torque, while the V6 TDI features a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine powering 221 hp and a whopping 407 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel economy estimates for the VR6 stand at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. The TDI is rated at a considerably more palatable 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. Properly equipped, the Touareg can tow 7,700 pounds.
Both 2010 Volkswagen Touareg trim levels come with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, hill descent control and incline roll-back control. Other safety features include front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Touareg a perfect five-star rating for frontal and side impacts.
Interior Design and Special Features
The surfaces in the Touareg’s interior are soft and smooth. The optional hard-drive-based navigation system boasts crisp graphics and an intuitive touchscreen interface. Other options include air suspension, and a Dynaudio stereo.
Cargo capacity is 31 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 71 cubic feet when they’re folded.