2017 VW Touareg Review, Price, Release Date

The 2017 VW Touareg is a mid-size SUV that provides full-size benefits. It is expected to be a lot better than its previous model. The speed, power, safety and comfort have all been well taken care of in this model. It comes in three trims; sports, executive, and Wolfsburg.

2017 VW Touareg front

2017 VW Touareg – Stylish Exterior Design:

First, let’s talk about the exterior. The front chrome grille is one that would leave a sharp impression. It is a huge grill present in between headlights that add to the sharp look impression. The taillights are, again, adding to the same look. The overall look of the car is aggressive and bold. It is a four-door car. The 2017 VW Touareg is very sporty looking. There is a wide color option for the buyers to choose from. The liftgate is easy to open. You do not need to use your hands, which might be holding your luggage or other stuff, and can open the lift gate automatically. The fantastic audio system is also a part of this luxury SUV.

2017 VW Touareg – Luxurious Interior:

It is a five-passenger car, with no third-row seats. The interior is two toned: Black and Gray. The seats are leather material. The Executive trim of the car comes with a beige interior. Other trims come in the black interior too. The seats have a ventilation system installed as well as a heating system to provide the perfect temperature for the passengers. The ventilation system is only for the front seats, but the heating system is available for all passenger seats as well. Huge cargo space is provided for carrying all your essentials with you, easily. 12.7 square feet panoramic sunroof is also a part of the car.

The steering wheel is also heated, perfect for chilly winters. There is a dual climate control technology in this 2017 VW Touareg. You can turn on heating as well as air-conditioning at the same time to adjust the perfect temperature throughout the car and make all passengers satisfied. The 8-inch touchscreen allows the driver to control the navigation system.

2017 VW Touareg interior

2017 VW Touareg – Technology and Safety:

The display screen inside of the 2017 VW Touareg is much similar to how a smartphone functions. The high-quality display screen will show maps for directions, temperatures, and also other useful information about the car. The button at the bottom middle if the screen will help get back to the home page, just like it works on a smartphone. The 15-inch screen size is not fixed; it can be changed according to the liking of the driver with the high software technology. The screen comes in a ‘tiled’ form. The tiles also can be moved around to adjust the screen according to whatever the user likes, just like adjusting pixels.

Different users can also vary the screen software itself. But, don’t worry. You won’t have to adjust the settings every time. Just like a computer, also the screen will allow different users to save their settings under their username which can be chosen from the home screen every time. The screen itself is also designed in a way that it faces towards the drivers and minimizes reflections for maximum ease of the driver.

As for safety, there are multiple airbags provided throughout the car. These include the front airbags, curtain airbags, head rear side airbag and front side head airbag. Child safety lock option is also installed in the back seats of the car. Safety belts are available for all passengers. There is no night vision feature. But, strong fog lights do help in driving in bad weathers. Parking sensors are an added feature. These sensors warn the driver if the car is not being parked in the detected parking space.

Other than that, these sensors also warn in case of risk of colliding with another object or vehicle. The display mentions the tire pressure, preventing any undesired accidents. Emergency braking system exerts automatic brakes when the car is about to collide, and the driver is not responding to the warnings. Similarly, lane shift assistance is also provided. With this, un-signaled lane shifting is prevented by the beeping of warning alarm.

Comfort is ensured with adjustable seats. The headspace and spacious seating provide a relaxing environment. Cup holders and charging ports are added features of the user-friendly nature of the car. The car is said to be up against competition with the Audi Q7. It is the third model in the generation of these car models. However, it is considered much lighter than the previous models, although it is the highest degree of technology.

2017 VW Touareg rear

2017 VW Touareg – Drivetrain Configuration:

The car engine is a 3.6-liter V6. It is an all-wheel drive car, adding to the athletic nature. It is a diesel engine. This engine has the capacity of producing a very impressive 280 hp. It also comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption is considered economic for the power of the car. As for city drive, the mileage is 19 mpg, and for highway, it is 23 mpg. The overall average is around 19 mpg. There is expected to be a gasoline engine version too. It will be a 3.0-liter engine which will be able to produce 333 hp. This too will come with an eight-speed auto transmission feature. The fuel average for this will be 35 mpg. The time taken by the diesel engine to reach 60 mph speed from rest is tested to be 6.5 seconds. It is 6 seconds for the gasoline engine.

2017 VW Touareg engine

2017 VW Touareg – Price and Expected Release Date:

The luxury 2017 VW Touareg is estimated at a price of $43,600. It is expected to be sold in European countries. Whether or not it will reach the US market is not yet confirmed. It will be released towards the end of 2016. Volkswagen has promised a sporty car with a high-class comfort, powerful engine while still being fuel efficient. Considering all the updated styling and technology, we can say that the company has fulfilled the promise.

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