2017 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2017 Ford Edge

If you are looking for a new crossover, a midsize model is a great option because it is versatile without going overboard. The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is a favorite choice because it is built with top-notch German engineering is loaded with a plethora of luxurious amenities. However, the midsize crossover market is pretty competitive and the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg has many rivals – including the 2017 Ford Edge. Let us present a comparison between these two models to help you decide which one is right for you.

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2017 Volkswagen Touareg VS 2017 Ford Edge
3.6L V6 Engine Options

Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 turbo 

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

280 Horsepower 245 to 280
7,716 pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 to 2,000 pounds
32.1 to 64 cubic feet Cargo Space 39.2 to 73.4 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Engine Power

While the 2017 Ford Edge comes available with two engine options (with the V6 having the same amount of horsepower as the Touareg), the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is definitely stronger with its one engine. 

Under the hood of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is a 3.6L V6 engine, which produces a 280 horsepower / 266 lb.-ft. torque power output. This combination of power gives the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg the strength to pull up to 7,716 pounds. Compared to many other midsize crossovers on the market (including the 2017 Ford Edge), the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg has one of the highest towing capacities! With the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, you can pull a bigger boat or a livestock trailer loaded with a couple of horses. 

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg also comes standard with Volkswagen's specially-designed 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. This drivetrain provides extra power and traction so that you can handle rain-soaked or snow-covered roads with ease. 

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, please visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen.

Headlight of 2017 Volkwagen Touareg
Hands-free easy-open liftgate for 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
Cargo area in 2017 Volkswagen Touareg with partially collapsed rear seats
Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Touareg with navigation

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