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Rating 60/100 Background The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is such a well-rounded five-passenger SUV that its biggest problem might be the VW badge on its grille. That’s because many Americans still think of Volkswagen as a mainstream brand that has no business selling a luxury vehicle. But here’s the true Touareg story: This midsize SUV is …

Rating 83/100 Background Volkswagen doesn’t usually enter into the typical consumer’s discussion of luxury brands. Aside from the short-lived Phaeton executive sedan, VW remains a staunchly working-class badge. Nevertheless, the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg challenges such perceptions with a combination of power, performance and interior comfort that competitors BMW and Lexus. Take any seat in the …

Rating 58/100 Background When you think of luxury brands, Volkswagen probably doesn’t produce much of a blip on your radar. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, however, might change your mind. With a range of powerful engines, a driving feel that instills confidence and an interior that competitors those of its German brethren, the Touareg might just …

Rating 63/100 Background The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg represents the luxury SUV’s first full redesign since it debuted a decade ago. In a nod to the on-road preferences of most crossover SUV owners, VW did away with the heavy and complex dual-range transfer case for off-roading. This contributes to a weight loss this year of nearly …

Rating 63/100 Background The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg has at least one thing in common with the Saharan nomadic people from whom it gets its name: It’s good at going off-road, thanks to excellent ground clearance and a permanent all-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing. But while this certainly sets the Touareg apart from its “soft-roader” rivals, …

Rating 62/100 Background As most people know, Volkswagen translates into English as “people’s car.” For a long time, this meaning has perhaps been too salient for many VW dealers. Despite Americans happily opening their wallets for all things truck and SUV the past two decades, Volkswagen’s lineup has been all about the car. It was …

We all know that Volkswagen is trying to distance itself from its crushing diesel emissions scandal in the United States. The company has suffered severe financial consequences from it and needs to bounce back in a major way. The company not only needs to win back the hearts of American consumers, but also dealers. By …

It’s one of the largest annual auto shows in North America and it helps kick off the new year in a big way. The North American International Auto Show will be held in Detroit, Michigan from Jan. 8 through Jan. 22. Detroit has hosted an auto show for over a century, although its focus was …

Finding the right SUV for your family can be a daunting responsibility. After all, with so many worthy choices available, it can be difficult to differentiate the best from the rest. To assist you in this endeavor, we sought out to find the best SUV for families. To achieve this, we examined all the SUVs …

It’s official! After much speculation with regards to what Volkswagen would name its new crossover, the 2018 Atlas was debuted at a media event in Santa Monica on October 27. The company’s bold three-row SUV was unveiled on the Santa Monica Pier at the end of historic Route 66. It’s also set to be on …

Excitement is building for the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. There will be 20 global vehicle debuts including introductions by Alfa Romeo, Mazda, MINI, Subaru, Volkswagen and Jeep. Organizers of the annual show say there will be a significant showing of SUVs and electric/hybrid options across several makes and models. As the event rapidly approaches, …

Volkswagen lovers in the United States rejoice! VW plans on debuting a new crossover later this month and it actually has a name that’s easy to pronounce. While the company has yet to confirm the name, the German-language affiliate of Automotive News reports the SUV will be called Atlas. VW is said to debut the name later this month at a media …