Volkswagen has announced pricing for the 2011 Touareg, which is scheduled to go on sale very soon. Prices for the entry-level 2011 Touareg with a 280-hp 3.6L V6 FSI starts at $45,720 while the 3.0L turbocharged V6 2011 Touareg TDI diesel starts at $48,770.
As you know by now, big news for the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the availability of a hybrid model. With an EPA estimated fuel-economy of 25 mpg on the highway, the 2011 Touareg Hybrid starts at $61,385. Comparatively, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid starts at $67,700.
Refresher: The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is available in the United States in three trim-levels including the base 3.6L V6 FSI, 3.0L V6 TDI and a 3.0L V6 TSI Hybrid. The 3.6L V6 FSI unit makes 280-hp and a maximum torque of 265 lb-ft with fuel-economy coming in at 16/23 mpg (city/highway). The 3.0L turbocharged V6 TDI clean diesel engine makes 255-hp and a peak torque of 406 lb-ft with fuel-economy coming in at 19/28 mpg. Power for the 2011 Volkswagen Hybrid comes from a V6 TSI unit making 333-hp. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 47-hp electric-motor (E-Motor), allowing for a total 380-hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 25 mpg on the highway.
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– By: Omar Rana