The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs. the 2017 BMW X5
2017 Volkswagen Touareg
2017 BMW X5
Power, technological sophistication, and a spacious and luxuriously appointed cabin—this is just a short list of what sets the new 2017 VW Touareg apart from its competition. Yet perhaps the best way to see what makes the Touareg so unique is to actually compare it to one of its rivals, spec by spec. To make things interesting, we’ll look at the 2017 BMW X5, which fails to rival the new Touareg in many key areas. Read on for the details, then swing on by our VW Santa Monica dealership to take the Touareg out for a test drive!
Engine Power and Performance
When it comes to power, the Touareg easily impresses.
The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg – The Touareg features a massively powerful 3.6L engine that churns out 280 hp while also getting 23 mpg on the highway** and producing 266 lb-ft of torque. Plus, it’s a lighter vehicle, meaning that you can transform this horsepower into some high speeds.
The 2017 BMW X5 – Sure, the X5 churns out some serious horsepower—the latest estimate is that it’ll get between 255 hp and 445 hp, depending on the engine—but it’s such a heavy car that it needs this additional horsepower just to keep up with the Touareg.
But that’s just the start. The Touareg also boasts a slew of exciting features.
The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg – You can look forward to safety assist features like front assist, side assist, lane assist, and adaptive cruise control, while you’ll be able to simplify the process of parallel parking with the Touareg’s Park Pilot system.
The 2017 Toyota BMW X5 – Sure, the X5 will give you driver and front-passenger airbags, 3-point safety belts, and adaptive brake-lights, but you’ll get conventional cruise control and no VW Park Pilot.
Experience the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg!
Best of all, you can learn what sets the Touareg apart from the competition by paying a visit to our VW Santa Monica dealership and taking the Touareg out for a test drive. Get in touch with us using the easy-to-complete form accessible here, or just swing by our location at 2240 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica. Of course, you’re, too, to give us a quick phone call at 424-322-2756. Don’t miss your chance to get the best from VW with the all-new Touareg!
***EPA estimate. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.