2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot

With its powerful engine, confident handling, high towing capacity, excellent off-road ability and refined and stylish interior, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is a premium choice for a midsize crossover SUV. If you're looking for a roomy vehicle that combines stylishness, comfort and a high level of performance in one appealing package, then you'll be very impressed with the 2016 Touareg. Take a look at this 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot comparison to see how the new Touareg measures up against the competition.

If your adventures take your out in the wilderness, then the off-road-capable 2016 Touareg is the better choice between the two crossover SUVs. With lightweight aluminum-alloy upper and robust steel lower control arms at both front and rear, the 2016 Touareg’s coil-spring suspension is capable of great control and driving manners in any situation. Also, the 4Motion permanent all-wheel-drive system is standard on all Touareg models. This features a Torsen limited-slip differential that splits available torque 40 percent front and 60 percent rear for balanced driving both on- and off-road.

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2016 Volkswagen Touareg VS 2016 Honda Pilot
All-Wheel-Drive Drive System Front-Wheel-Drive
3.6-liter V6 Engine 3.5-liter V6
280/266 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
7,716 lbs. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.

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The 2016 Touareg has the advantage on the performance front as well. Its robust 3.6-liter V6 engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic shifting capability. The high-tech engine utilizes a crossflow aluminum-alloy cylinder head design, twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and direct fuel injection. It produces an impressive 266 lb-ft of torque, compared to 262 lb-ft of torque for the Pilot. Also, the Touareg more than doubles the towing output of the Pilot with a towing capacity of 7,716 pounds, compared to only 3,500 pounds for the Pilot.

Another advantage of the 2016 Touareg is its luxurious and spacious cabin. It is illuminated with white LED overhead lighting, and chrome trim and wood accents lend a clean, sophisticated feel throughout. Dual-zone automatic climate control and 8-way power-adjustable front seats come standard and available front seats with active ventilation further enhance the Touareg's level of comfort. If you live in Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, Federal Way or anywhere else in King County WA and would like to learn more about the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg or wish to take one for a test drive, then don't hesitate to contact us at Carter Volkswagen.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot Exterior
2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot Moonroof
2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot Utility
2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot Off-Road Performance

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