2013 Volkswagen Touareg Values

Select a 2013 Volkswagen Touareg trim level

2013 model year changes

Volkswagen Touareg TDI diesel models get a power boost for 2013, to 240 horsepower, while its EPA ratings are up 1 mpg overall, to 20 mpg city, 29 highway. Otherwise the Touareg lineup carries over with only a few minor changes. The Hybrid gets new LED taillights; a new 18-inch 'Karakum' wheel design is offered in VR6 and TDI Sport models; and Vavona decorative wood interior trim has been added to Executive and Hybrid models.

Competitive comparison

Comfortable seating; quiet, smooth ride; luxurious interior; handles well for a utility vehicle; strong, economical TDI; performance-oriented Hybrid model

Special features for 2013

The Touareg doesn't offer a third row of seating, but it's one of the roomiest, most comfortable vehicles with seating for five, with a luxurious cabin and a smooth, quiet ride. In plush Executive versions with the awesome Dynaudio sound system, the Touareg is equipped and trimmed more as a luxury vehicle than as a Volkswagen. Opt for the Touareg TDI, and you get one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market; but the Touareg Hybrid offers another alternative, with what Volkswagen claims is the world's first supercharged hybrid powertrain.



Now featuring more horsepower from the diesel engine, the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size SUV available with three different engines; 3.6-liter V6 (280 hp/265 lb-ft of torque), 3.0-liter V6 TDI® Clean Diesel engine (240 hp/406 lb-ft of torque) and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 hybrid engine (380 hp/425 lb-ft of torque). All engines are paired with the same 8-speed automatic transmission and 4MOTION® permanent AWD system. Fuel consumption falls within an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 19-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, bi-xenon HID headlights, rearview camera, dual-zone electronic climate control, heated front seats and heated rear seats. Safety is comprised of a special reinforced safety cage, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), electric parking brake, electronic stability control (ESC), intelligent crash response system, anti-lock braking (ABS), anti-slip regulation (ASR), electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD), and hill descent assist (HA). The Touareg is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.