2016 Volkswagen Touareg Glendale CA
The Volkswagen brand was started with a simple concept in mind. The automaker brought the world a car made for the people. One that would be easy to repair and reliable for the long-term. Since then VW has come a long way, and brought more options to the market, but the goal remains the same. With the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg in Glendale CA, the automaker has established that premium features should be available for the people. The starting MSRP of $42,705, it may not be a model that’s priced to sell, but it does have the pedigree to compete with luxury brands.
When it comes to driving an SUV, there can be little doubt that the driving dynamic is just as important as the cargo space. The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg excels in both areas, with the base model 3.6-liter V6 engine delivering 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque and the cargo capacity sitting at 32.1 cubic feet with the rear seats upright. Add together strong brakes, tight steering and the exceptionally smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission and the 2016 VW Touareg proves itself time and time again. The only difficult decision is choosing between the gasoline or diesel models.
For 2016 the Volkswagen Touareg receives two engine options, the 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel, which returns 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, Dynamic Shift Program and sport modes.
An SUV wouldn’t serve its purpose for adventure without having an excellent hauling capabilities. Towing capacity for the Touareg reaches a max of 7,716 pounds when properly equipped, making it an ideal option for towing a trailer or boat on your next adventure. Cargo capacity it equally impressive, sitting at 32.1 cu. ft. with the seats in place and 64 cu. ft. with them folded.
A premium SUV can’t be premium without excellent standard features. In addition to being outfitted with high-quality materials throughout the cabin, standard features for the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg include dual-zone climate control, the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, a remote power tailgate with closing assist, a touchscreen sound system with 6.5-inch color display and heated front seats.
New features for the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg near Los Angeles CA
We’re not sad to say the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg hasn’t seen many changes in 2016, as it already had many benefits for its owners to brag about. The entry price for the model has dropped by $2,000, making it more affordable for those on the edge about the model. Design elements are unchanged, having just received a facelift last year. Most changes center on upgraded features on the higher trims, with the Lux and Executive models receiving 14-way adjustable ventilated seats. Safety features for the Executive trim have been updated to include a power-adjustable steering column, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Discontinued for 2016 is the hybrid model, which put more emphasis on increased power than on fuel-economy. The Clean Diesel options continue strong, earning an EPA-estimated 29 highway mpg rating for those most concerned with fuel economy. Standard features include the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, a remote power tailgate with closing assist, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED taillights, a touchscreen sound system, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and leatherette upholstery. For added luxury, features found in higher trim levels include a rearview camera, premium touchscreen navigation, a panoramic sunroof, park distance control, an overhead view camera and the Dynaudio premium sound system. The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is available now to test drive at New Century Volkswagen, located in Glendale CA and serving the Burbank and Pasadena areas.