2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2017 Audi Q5

Volkswagen has long been a symbol of quality German engineering, but the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is a midsize crossover that flirts with the line between being merely a good vehicle, and being a luxury model. To that end, we are going to compare the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs the 2017 Audi Q5 to see which of these crossovers offers the best luxuries and driving options for luxury shoppers. This comparison isn't exactly even, as the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is considered a midsize model, while the 2017 Audi Q5 is a compact crossover. This means that the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is notably larger than the Audi model, with a responding increase in price.

Both of these vehicles can seat five passengers. The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg offers 32.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, which can expand to 64 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The 2017 Audi Q5 boasts a cargo capacity total of just 57 cubic feet.

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2017 Volkswagen Touareg VS 2017 Audi Q5
$49,495 Starting MSRP $40,900
3.6-L V6 (280 hp V6 Engines 3.0-L V6 (220 hp)
Midsize Crossover Size Compact
64 cubic feet Cargo Space 57 cubic feet

Engine Power on the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

While the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is more expensive than the 2017 Audi Q5, it offers significant advantages even from the base trim. The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine on the Touareg offers 60 more horsepower and 8 more pound-feet of torque than the 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that come with the 2017 Audi Q5's base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Even when comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs the 2017 Audi V6 engine, the VW model comes out ahead on horsepower. When properly equipped, the 2017 Touareg should be able to tow up to 7,716 pounds. All-wheel drive is standard on both the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg and the 2017 Audi Q5.

Both of these vehicles offer luxury and convenience features, but time and again the 2017 Touareg comes out ahead. Front and rear parking sensors, an automatically dimming rearview mirror, and lane keeping assistance are all standard on this midsize Volkswagen crossover. For more information on this comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Volkswagen Touareg in Topeka KS, contact a member of The New Volkswagen of Topeka sales team today.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg driving at night
rear black seat view of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
dashboard view of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg with some view of the front seats
front dashboard of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg