Volkswagen made waves with the debut of its luxurious Touareg Hybrid model in 2011, offering buyers a pleasingly efficient high-brow crossover. The Hybrid's cabin has a wide selection of comfort and technology features, plus enticing upgrade options.
The 3-liter V6 and electric motor combine for a generous 380 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and fuel economy with the start-stop system is good. Space is limited with just two rows of seating, but the Hybrid's powerful handling and sophisticated design make it appealing to medium-sized families.