Originally Posted by pow2gran
Well bought a 2014 Touareg SE V6 earlier in the year. Just used it to go to Spain and was really impressed with the drive. Did 2250 miles towing with the rib and back at 24mpg. Real easy driving, comfortably towing at 70mph, trailer weight around 1400kg. Also towed with the cover on.
Does anyone know of a better tow car?
Just wanted to add:
I never thought much of this car but I just looked at the spec's for the '14 Touareg with 3.0L diesel engine and it's quite impressive and good looking to boot. If reliability is good then I say this is a keeper.
Tow capacity is 7,700 pounds (3,500 kilo) with the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI with torque output of 407 lb-ft and good mpg. I never knew it was this capable.
That's hard to beat for a car that still looks good in the city. I wonder if it's more reliable than the Disco and resale value comparison?
I did have one year a 2008 Audi Allroad A6 with a 3.0 TDI engine (309bhp) that had 479lb ft of torque. Beautiful car to drive, speeds to 225+kph were not a problem in Germany and towed really well with a light boat load. The car height was adjustable with a push of a button.
It was a joy to drive but I might prefer the Touareg for larger interior and price. Mpg was not great in the Audi but then I have a heavy foot when driving this car. All smiles.