Photos: 2010 Volkswagen Touareg
There's sport and utility in this competitor to the Ford Explorer. Read Steven Cole Smith's review
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2010 Volkswagen Touareg exterior
Though it's not a dedicated rock crawler, the Touareg can take on all but the worst terrain. It has low-range gearing for extra power, and the torque supplied by the diesel engine makes it pull like a freight train. It's limited by the tires, though, which are understandably designed more for a quiet highway ride than mud-bogging. The Touareg also can tow more than 7,700 pounds, a lot for a vehicle this size.