2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 BMW X5

Affordable luxury crossover vehicles are a more refined, togher class to come by. The more chrome accents and creature comforts added, the quicker the price begins to climb, but in the realm of first-class refinement, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is a hard-working vehicle that stays within a reasonable budget unlike many competitors. Just watch and see what happens as we compare the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 BMW X5.

Size-wise, the 2016 VW Touareg and BMW 5X are both categorized at midsize, although the BMW X5 scoots towards the larger end of the spectrum. Due to its slightly longer build, it does make room for third row of seating, allowing for a total of seven passengers. The Volkswagen Touareg does not squeeze in a third row, but rather continues to provide a comfortable amount of front and rear seat passenger space. With all of the seats in place the 2016 Touareg is able to provide a more than reasonable 32.1 cu.ft. of cargo space, and with the seats down, the maximum cargo capacity extends to 64 cu.ft.

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2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 BMW X5
Yes Gas and Diesel Engine Options Yes
3 Models Available 3
5 Seating 7
7,716 lbs Max. Towing 6,000 lbs

2016 Volkswagen Touareg: Affordable Luxury in Midsize Crossover Form

The Volkswagen Touareg is an interesting middle man when it comes luxury, quality of vehicle, and pricing. It runs with the high-class luxury vehicles but finds ways to remain an affordable option. As for the BMW X5, it’s the largest model within the X family and also is the flagship Sports Activity Vehicle for BMW. It also begins at $54,700 while Volkswagen starts things out with an MSRP of $46,745.

The base engine beneath the hood of the 2016 Touareg is a 280-hp 3.6L V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic. With 4Motion all-wheel drive, the Touareg is capable of quite a bit of power, towing up to 7,716 lbs when properly equipped. There also is a Touareg TDI model that houses a turbocharged 3.0L diesel-powered V6 that fires up 240-hp with a hefty amount of torque rated at 406 lb.ft.

In addition to performing and exhibiting excellent roadside manners for a smooth and controlled ride, the 2016 VW Touareg is available with a whole slew of Driver Assistance features that include: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitors, Lane Change Assistant, Lane Departure Warning, and Park Distance Control. In addition to advanced safety technology features, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg also features numerous interior luxuries as well as a standard large touchscreen interface with excellent graphics.

Drivers in the Sayville, New York area are more than welcome to come and visit us here at Donaldsons VW to learn more. In fact, we invite you to come by and ask any questions or take the 2016 Touareg for a test drive the next time that you’re in town.

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