2017 Volkswagen Touareg Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What’s New for the 2018 Model Year?
Rumors suggest that VW plans to cease production of the Touareg. This should equate to better dealership incentives. All of the SUV’s most notable changes occurred last year.
What Styles Does It Come In?
The 2018 Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size SUV that can seat up to five people. All versions of the Touareg come outfitted VW’s rugged 4MOTION AWD system, which makes it a good vehicle for off-road adventures. A standard trailer hitch allows you to easily attach a load.
What Are the Available Trims?
- The base Sport w/Technology trim offers an upscale driving experience. Its V-Tex premium vinyl upholstery is a great alternative to genuine leather. Standard luxuries consist of a navigation-equipped infotainment system, a hands-free power tailgate, and adaptive headlamps. You will also benefit from the Touareg’s advanced driving aids, which include automatic emergency braking and intelligent cruise control. The SUV’s Lane Change Assistant feature determines when it’s safe for you to switch lanes. A V6 engine develops the available power.
- The leather-trimmed 2018 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg Edition is just a touch more extravagant. A panoramic sunroof and ventilated seats highlight its list of upgrades. On the outside, a larger set of wheels help give the Wolfsburg Edition a more pronounced road presence.
- VW considers the Executive trim to be the cream of the crop. It comes loaded with all of the above goodies plus more. Equipped with a 300-watt amplifier, the 10-speaker Dynaudio system offers digital sound quality. A top-down parking camera helps you to avoid costly fender benders. Heated rear seats add to the SUV’s level of passenger comfort.
How Does It Drive?
The 2018 Volkswagen Touareg weighs more than 4,600 pounds, which takes away some performance. However, most drivers will find that the 280-horsepower engine pulls hard when called upon. The SUV’s eight-speed automatic transmission is what sets it apart from the competition. Whether you are traveling in the snow or pulling a load, the transmission quickly choose the best gear. A bump-free ride also helps make the VW Touareg a great vehicle for road tripping.
How Is It On Gas?
Because of an emissions scandal, VW was forced to remove the Touareg’s diesel engine from the lineup. This may prove to be a major disappointment for the drivers seeking fuel savings. When driving around the city, the Touareg will return a below-average 17 mpg. Fuel economy increases to 23 mpg on the highway. The bright side is that you don’t need to buy premium unleaded gasoline.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volkswagen Touareg invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volkswagen Touareg MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.