2017 VW Touareg vs 2017 BMW X5

Drivers in the market for a luxury SUV have quite a few options to choose from. The industry is continuing to grow each and every day, which leaves prospective car buyers with more choices than ever before. Our team here at Volkswagen Santa Monica knows just how important it is to do your research before making a decision, which is why we’re here to help.

We’re providing detailed informational pages for each new VW model on the lineup as well as sharing comparisons with the competition. This time around we’re shining a light on the top-of-the-line 2017 VW Touareg model. We’re going to compare it to the popular 2017 BMW X5 to show drivers what each one has to offer.

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2017 VW Touareg Sport 2017 BMW X5 sDrive
3.6-liter V-6 Engine 3.0-liter I-6
8-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
5 Seating 5 or 7
$49,495 MSRP $55,500

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As we can tell from the chart above, the 2017 VW Touareg and the 2017 BMW X5 have quite a bit in common. When it comes down to sizing, these two are pretty similar. There is seating for up to seven in the X5, but there is only seating for five in this year’s Touareg. The Touareg does offer slightly more legroom for both front and rear seat passengers, which is sure to increase overall comfort. With the seats up, the Touareg has 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and the X5 has 22.9 cubic feet. However, when the seats are folded down, the X5 has slightly more space than the Touareg.

Both vehicles are set with leatherette seating and a 40-20-40 split-bench seat to maximize convenience. They’re both set with cruise control, illuminated vanity mirrors, daytime running lights, parking assist and low tire pressure indicators. The Touareg comes out on top with standard features that are only option on the X5 including a Blind-Spot Monitoring system, a Lane-Departure Warning system and adaptive cruise control.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Touareg are welcome to contact our team for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online today.

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