2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line Test Drive & Diesel SUV Video Review
Enhancing Volkswagen’s Touareg SUV for the 2014 model year is the company’s sporty R-Line trim package. You’ll recognize the 2014 Touareg R-Line by its 20-inch wheels, aerodynamic body kit, slightly lowered sport tuned suspension, and its LED taillights. While it might seem odd to add these sporty touches to a diesel powered automobile, in the case of the Touareg it fits because this diesel is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 boasting a remarkable 406 ft-lbs of torque. The 240-horsepower engine is teamed with an eight speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. What’s more, it returns some 20 miles per gallon in the city, 29 on the highway, and 23 combined. A properly equipped Touareg will also tow up to 7,000 pounds. But wait, there’s more. Available for your comfort and convenience are xenon headlights and LED running lights, in addition to a heated steering wheel, exterior mirrors, and seats. You’ll also find dual-zone automatic climate control, and of course Bluetooth. Available safety features include a top-view camera system and a parking sensor array. The IIHS rates the VW SUV as “Good” (its top ranking) in all crash tests, though the Touareg has yet to undergo the institute’s new small-overlap frontal-offset test.