The Touareg Hybrid comes as just one trim level. For just under $68,000, you get a 3-liter supercharged V6 paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 333 horsepower. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated by the EPA at 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
Every Touareg Hybrid comes with features such as 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go settings and automatic emergency braking, hands-free power tailgate, surround-view cameras, parking sensors and lane departure warning. Inside, there is leather upholstery with heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and start and an 8-inch touchscreen navigation with 60GB hard drive.
You either want a Touareg Hybrid or you don't, and your choice is limited to color and upholstery. Getting the Touareg TDI nets you more choice in terms of equipment levels, a $4,000 lower sticker price and a 5 mpg improvement in highway fuel economy, but you'll lose the level of performance and the hybrid bragging rights offered by this model.
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