The upscale, premium class of crossover SUVs in the current automotive industry are better than they ever have been. Volkswagen made have become famous for high-performing coupes, sedans and hatchbacks. However, VW's entry into the crossover world has not gone unnoticed by Vic Bailey Volkswagen customers or the rest of the industry. Taking a look at two of the more interesting models in this highly competitive class, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2016 Audi Q5 shows the kind of hard decisions a buyer needs to make during the shopping process. There is no hiding the fact that Audi makes solid vehicle, the 2016 Touareg at Vic Bailey VW has more than a few tricks up its sleeve to draw first time buyers into the showroom.
Customers of Vic Bailey VW will likely be pleased by what they find with the 2016 Touareg, especially when compared to the 2016 Audi Q5. Right from the beginning, independent reviews have praised the VW SUV for offering confident handling characteristics and a smooth ride profile. By comparison, the 2016 Q5 has been pointed out to be a little on the rough side of things. Additionally, potential owners of the current Volkswagen Touareg will be impressed by how the vehicle can handle a surprising amount of off-road work. Certainly the 2016 Q5 can handle slippery on-pavement conditions as well as any other vehicle in its class. But little, if any, information is available about how it would do in messy and muddy off-road conditions.
Under the hood of each and every 2016 Volkswagen Touareg available at Vic Bailey VW, is a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that is rated to produce up to 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Power created by the engine is sent to the wheels via a precisely geared eight-speed automatic transmission. Vic Bailey customers also have the choice of adding the 4Motion all-wheel drive system. For some additional capability, the 2016 Touareg can tow loads of more than 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. By comparison, none of the engines available with the Audi Q5 will outperform what is offered by the Volkswagen Touareg. Also, the maximum towing capacity for the Audi SUV is a little more than half of what the Touareg can pull.