Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $60,565
MPG 22.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

Motor Trend

03/08/10
2010-03-08
85
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Scott Evans Scott Evans Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The Touareg Hybrid is both the fastest and most powerful of the line. It will hit 62 mph in 6.5 seconds according to Volkswagen, a full 1.3 seconds faster than either the V-6 gasoline or V-6 diesel models.

AutoWeek

03/08/10
2010-03-08
84
100

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Greg Migliore Greg Migliore Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

You want a 2011 Touareg if you need to haul people and stuff and a European premium feel is how you roll. There’s a lot of variety here with the three powertrain configurations, and the hybrid is one heck of a satisfying drive.

Edmunds.com

03/12/10
2010-03-12
85
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

All the powertrain engineering packed into the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid largely goes unnoticed, even though there is always a lot going on.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

01/24/11
2011-01-24
85
100

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The 2011 Touareg Hybrid is a handsome vehicle, and the subtle evolution of the exterior look hides just how thoroughly new this vehicle is.

Los Angeles Times

02/03/11
2011-02-03
84
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The goal of the Touareg Hybrid is to give buyers V-8 power with V-6 fuel economy. If you’re comfortable spending $61,000 on an SUV that says VW on the outside but implies Audi on the inside, the Touareg Hybrid is easy to live with.

Edmunds.com

03/29/11
2011-03-29
83
100

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Warren Clarke Warren Clarke Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is an excellent pick for shoppers seeking a luxury SUV that delivers V8 excitement with V6 frugality.

AutoSavant.com

04/11/11
2011-04-11
84
100

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Kevin Miller Kevin Miller Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

So I wasn’t a fan of the Hybrid powertrain, but I really liked the Touareg otherwise. If you want a Touareg V6 with lots of extra performance and no fuel-economy penalty, look no further than this supercharged hybrid.

Detroit News

03/09/11
2011-03-09
85
100

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Alison Lakin Alison Lakin 6.3 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The Touareg Hybrid is a fantastic car and by purchasing one you’ll get every option you’ve ever wanted inside and outside the cabin. The supercharged engine adds some much-needed spark to a hybrid’s drive and city mileage numbers will be rewarding.

Car and Driver

03/09/10
2010-03-09
83
100

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Jared Gall Jared Gall 6.6 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The Touareg is a lingering taste of VW’s semi-precious recent past—a little bit upmarket in both content and pricing. This SUV does maintain the image of the people’s car as an upmarket alternative.

Road & Track

03/08/10
2010-03-08
84
100

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Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey 6.8 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The all-new VW Touareg’s new face is manly, but not aggressive, making it look more like a large Golf. It will be first automobile in the U.S. to offer a diesel, gasoline, or hybrid drivetrain.

MotorWeek

05/27/11
2011-05-27
85
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

We think hybrid technology has a bright future in sport utilities and we think VW’s Touareg Hybrid is definitely a step in the right direction. But, price will certainly be an obstacle to its popularity.

Fortune

02/02/11
2011-02-02
79
100

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Alex Taylor III Alex Taylor III 7.4 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV/Truck

The Touareg hybrid, (VW’s first) is a miraculous piece of engineering, but it carries a base sticker price that’s $20,000 more even than the base Touareg with a standard V-6 engine. And the mileage, one of the major reasons to buy a hybrid, is disapointing.

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