Volkswagen Touareg Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Touareg Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 12 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2017 2017 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2016 2016 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2015 2015 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2014 2014 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2013 2013 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2012 2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2011 2011 Volkswagen Touareg SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2007 2007 Volkswagen Touareg 4-Dr. w/SAB Not Rated 5 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Volkswagen Touareg 4-Dr. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2005 2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4-Dr. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2004 2004 Volkswagen Touareg 4-Dr. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Touareg for 14 years. They average 18.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2017 Touareg above average at 19 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2017 Touareg to be $2,050 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $3,000 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Touareg consumes about 17 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Touareg emits 462 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 6,930,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 330 trees would offset these emissions. The Touareg does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2017 Volkswagen Touareg 19 23 17
2016 Volkswagen Touareg 19 23 17
2015 Volkswagen Touareg 19 23 17
2014 Volkswagen Touareg 23 29 20
2013 Volkswagen Touareg 23 29 20
2012 Volkswagen Touareg 22 26 19
2011 Volkswagen Touareg 22 26 19
2010 Volkswagen Touareg 20 24 18
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 15 18 13
2008 Volkswagen Touareg 16 20 14
2007 Volkswagen Touareg 16 18 14
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 16 19 14
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 16 19 14
2004 Volkswagen Touareg 15 19 13

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Touareg has 32 different model options on record with the EPA since 2004. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2017 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 17
2016 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 24 28 21
2016 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 17
2015 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 17
2015 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 23 29 20
2014 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 23 29 20
2014 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 16
2013 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 23 29 20
2013 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 16
2012 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 22 26 19
2012 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 16
2011 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 22 26 19
2011 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 23 16
2010 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
2010 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 16 19 14
2009 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 15 18 13
2009 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 16 20 14
2009 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 17
2008 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 16 20 14
2008 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 14 17 12
2008 Automatic (S6), 10-cyl, 5.0 L 17 20 15
2007 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 16 18 14
2007 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 14 17 12
2007 Automatic (S6), 10-cyl, 5.0 L 17 20 15
2006 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.2 L 16 19 14
2006 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 14 17 12
2006 Automatic (S6), 10-cyl, 5.0 L 17 20 15
2005 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.2 L 16 19 14
2005 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 14 17 12
2004 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.2 L 15 19 13
2004 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 14 17 12
2004 Automatic (S6), 10-cyl, 5.0 L 18 22 15