2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI – HybridCars.com

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In a smart move for troubled Volkswagen replaced its over-the-top V10 Touareg—voted the meanest vehicle to the by the American Council for an Energy Economy—with a much more priced and reasonably powered V6 turbo diesel. The switch buyers still get to enjoy of pulling power with 407 of torque, but with a nice in fuel economy, and a bottom savings of about $20,000.

EPA ratings for the Touareg TDI are now 17 in the city and 25 on the These numbers may not seem but they beat out the gas V6—rated at 16 highway and the embarrassing V8 with its 12 highway. The TDI is clearly the best of fuel economy and performance.

The 50-state legal Touareg TDI is by a common rail system with piezo injectors and a treatment, as opposed to the outgoing less effective unit technology that VW has suspended further development. In addition, the clean-diesel system utilizes catalytic converters and an exhaust system to minimize pollutants at the

In terms of drivability, the Touareg both compliant on the road and on the dirt. It has plenty of low-end thanks to a standard four-wheel system with adaptive distribution. For even more confidence, the Touareg offers an locking differential.

And for even more cushiness on the buyers can opt for an adjustable air suspension raises and lowers the body of depending on speed and other factors.

Exterior and interior remain upscale and high The Touareg is arguably in the same as the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, and the Acura In terms of price, MSRP for the TDI is slotting between the V6 and V8 gas engine

But if diesel fuel remains than gasoline, and with its fuel economy, the Touareg may be the affordable model in the line a full period of ownership.

In the of the new Touareg TDI, smaller is better. This SUV is more less wasteful, and serves as example of the benefits of clean

Raves and Rants

Autoblog the Touareg TDI high marks for “best described as business crisp and smart, it suits all of the situations you could wish to get in an SUV.” At a cruise, Autoblog the TDI is “quiet as a church,” but the engine becomes jarring under acceleration. Edmunds noticed the problem, describing it as a “faint, low sound emanating from the area at highway speeds.” also dinged the Touareg TDI for not a third-row seat. But the power and earns high scores most reviewers. Motortrend “Whether going uphill or on roads, power delivery is so and effortless it#8217;s as if you#8217;d run out of before the VW ran out of steam.”

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