2017 Volkswaen Touareg vs. 2017 Infiniti QX80

Sport utility vehicles are popular across almost every population. Why wouldn't they be? They are stylish, powerful, and most fuel efficient than most trucks. The Volkswagen Touareg, specifically, is an affordable full-sized SUV that has been climbing the SUV popularity ladder. The 2017 model, to be even more specific, comes with an average MPG rating of 19 (combined city/highway), a standard V6, 3.6-liter engine, and standard all-wheel drive. The Touareg also comes in three trims—the Sport, Wolfsburg, and Executive.

But how does the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg compare to its competition? Our team at Neftin Volkswagen is determined to answer that question. We have set the Touareg up for a face-to-face comparison with the 2017 Infiniti QX80. Like the Touareg, the QX80 has yet to fully breakout among the top-selling SUVs. Read on to see how these mid-size SUVs compare and contrast.

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2017 Volkswagen Touareg Vs. 2017 Infiniti QX80
$49,495 MSRP $63,850
19 MPG (combined city/highway 17
All-wheel drive Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
120 months/100,000 miles Powertrain warranty 72 months/70,000 miles

The first thing that should stand out is the difference in MSRP. In addition to the near-$14,000 MSRP difference, the averaged listed prices also differ greatly. The Touareg's listed price averages at $50,405 while the QX80's is a whopping $64,845. Based on our research, there really doesn't seem to be any justification for the QX80's high asking price. The Touareg, as you can see above, has better gas mileage, a standard all-wheel drivetrain, and a longer powertrain warranty.

But guess what? There is even more than that. Safety is among the top priorities for consumers and dealers alike. Theft-deterrent radio comes standard on the Touareg while the feature isn't even available on the QX80. Also, seatbelt pretensioners come standard in the front and rear in the Touareg, and only in the front in the QX80. A lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring system both come standard on the Touareg, and are only available as add-ons for the QX80.

Shoppers interested in the Volkswagen Touareg should contact Neftin Westlake Volkswagen today to schedule a test drive!

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