Used 2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV Crossover

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 Pros Impressive towing capabilities at 7,700 pounds.

 Pros Expected to score well in crash tests.

 Pros All-wheel drive is standard.

 Pros Outstanding navigation system.

 Pros Luxurious and comfortable cabin.

 Pros Sliding rear seat.

 Pros Generous cargo space behind the rear seat.

 Pros Long list of thoughtful safety features.

 Pros Thoughtfully placed and easily identified controls.

 Pros Surprising amount of power for a hybrid.

 Pros Electric motor accelerates the vehicle instantly, without hesitation.

 Pros An eight-speed automatic transmission is a welcome feature, rather than the CVT found in most hybrids.

 Pros Solid braking capabilities.

 Cons Grabby brakes can be irritating.

 Cons Engine requires expensive premium gasoline.

 Cons Fuel-economy is not nearly as good as what you would expect from a hybrid.

 Cons High MSRP is not practical for most budgets.

 Cons Fails in overall cargo space.

 Cons No rear seat entertainment system is available, which you would expect at this price.

 Cons Rear view camera should be standard.

 Cons Dated exterior styling.

 Cons Not practical for off-road terrain.

 Cons Heavier than others in this line up and therefore is not nearly as agile.

 Cons Panoramic sunroof makes the passenger cabin rather warm, so the air conditioning has to work harder.

 Cons Does not corner as well as the gasoline and diesel models.