2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot

SUV shopping can get a little overwhelming at times, and our team at Mike Maroone VW want to make the process as stress-free as possible. There are so many options out there, and with a purchase as big as a vehicle, we want you to be sure that you are making the right choice. But how can you know you are making the right decision? One word: research. Making informed decisions is key, so whether that's searching online through our model research and comparison pages or stopping by the dealership to ask questions, we want you to be prepared to buy!

When it comes to your wants and needs, one big question buyers can have is "What would be better for me, a luxury or mainstream model?" Depending on what kind of features or comfort you are looking for, one may be the better choice over the other. To give you an idea of the differences between luxury and mainstream, we have compared two vehicles below, a 2016 Volkswagen Toureg vs a 2016 Honda Pilot.

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2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Honda Pilot
3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve DOHC Engine 3.5-Liter 24-Valve SOHC
All-Wheel Drive Driveline Front-Wheel Drive
7716 Tow Capacity (max lbs) 7716
266 Torque @ 2500 RPM Torque 262 Torque @ 4700 RPM

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As you can see in the chart above, there are some big differences in power between the two vehicles. If you are looking for something with a little more get up and go, then the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is for you. This luxury model is equipped with a Double Overhead Camshaft engine, or DOHC, which means that instead of only one camshaft on the head to lift the valves, there are two camshafts for each intake and exhaust valve. In simple terms, this means that the DOHC makes the engine potentially have more precise valve timing, better valve lift, and more direct valve contact giving you better engine performance overall.

We can't talk about the differences between luxury and mainstream without mentioning interior, and when it comes to real comfort, the new Touareg offers a relaxed convenience that is unmatched by its competitors. The interior features heated front seats with 8-way power, available heated rear seats, available Vienna premium leather seating, and available front seat active ventilation. In addition to the seat comfort, the Touereg takes it a step further with cabin comforts like Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, and an available power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof. Lastly, you get all the technology you could hope for with an 8" touchscreen navigation with 3D landmarks, premium color multi-function trip computer, and a 3-month trial subscription of SiriusXM traffic that includes VW Car-Net Guide and Inform. While the 2016 Honda Pilot offers similar products, in some cases you will need to upgrade to the most expensive trim.

If you would like to see the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg for yourself, please come see us at Mike Maroone VW in Colorado Springs, CO and let us show you all the features this luxury vehicle has to offer!

2016 VW Touareg in Forest
2016 VW Touareg Back View
2016 Volkswagen Touareg at Night
2016 VW Touareg Sun Roof

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