2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Acura MDX

So, you know you want a larger SUV that is upscale and luxurious, but with so many options, how can you possibly choose the right one for your driving needs? We're here to help with that. By comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Acura MDX, you should be one step closer to making a decision on your next new SUV.

Under the hood, both models come with a V6 engine, with the MDX's standard engine delivering just a little bit more power. This difference is slight, with the MDX delivering 290 hp compared to the Touareg's 280 hp, and 267 lb-ft of torque compared to the Touareg's 266 lb-ft of torque. Most drivers are unlikely to even notice, but what they might notice, is that the Touareg comes with standard 4MOTION AWD. Of course, the Acura MDX offers AWD as well, but it is an available feature rather than standard.

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2016 Volkswagen Touareg VS 2016 Acura MDX
3.6-liter V6 Engine 3.5-liter V6
Standard AWD Available
7,716 lbs Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs
40/20/40-split Folding Rear Seats 60/40-split (2nd row), 50/50-split (3rd row)

Differences Between the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Acura MDX

The Touareg's ability to handle heavy duty tasks and rough roadways cannot be understated. The 4MOTION AWD system is impressive, but perhaps just as impressive is the vehicle's towing capacity of 7,716 lbs. The MDX falls short of this, even with the option to increase its towing capacity on the MDX SH-AWD model through a dealer-installed accessory.

When you have practical requirements inside the vehicle, such as for loading cargo, the Touareg has a uniquely versatile 40/20/40-split folding back seat that helps you optimize interior space for both passengers and your belongings. Though the MDX does have an extra third row, its seats fold down in either a 60/40 or 50/50-split. Other features to be found inside the Touraeg include an available 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, overhead view camera and Vienna leather seats.

We wish we could take you through each and every feature between the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2016 Acura MDX, but at some point, you just need to get behind the wheel. Contact us at Douglas Volkswagen today to set up a test drive. You won't regret driving this spacious, sophisticated and versatile model.

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2016 vw touareg driving down back country roads