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2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 VW Touareg

When you want an SUV that boasts impressive capabilities, a large interior, and strong performance numbers, you’ll have to likely look through a few models to find what is right. If you are looking for an SUV that puts the Sport in Sport Utility Vehicle, you should take a quick look at our 2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 VW Touareg comparison page.

Both the 2017 Toyota 4Runner and 2017 VW Touareg are excellent choices when power and capability are on the top of your list for things you need from your next SUV. Each is able to seat five and they have pretty similar performance numbers from the 4.0L V6 in the 4Runner and 3.6L V6 in the Touareg.

2017 Toyota 4Runner


2017 VW Touareg


MSRP $49,495

4.0L V6

Base Engine 3.6L V6
Five or Seven Seats Five
89.7 cu.ft. Max Cargo Space 64 cu.ft.


Differences between the 2017 Toyota 4Runner and 2017 VW Touareg

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner and VW Touareg have their own set of advantages that set them apart from each other. For instance, the 2017 Touareg has a bit more towing power than the 4Runner, though both are likely to be more than enough for what you’ll need. The 4Runner, on the other hand, has significantly more room for cargo than the Touareg with its 47.2 cu.ft. of luggage volume compared to the 32.1 cu.ft. in the Touareg. With the seats folded, you can increase this all the way to a booming 89.7 cu.ft.

The 2017 4Runner has a few more features that make it more versatile than the Touareg, including an optional third row that adds an extra two seats to the back of the 4Runner, allowing for up to seven total passengers. The 2017 4Runner is also well equipped for off-roading with its skid plates, 4WD with active traction control, driving modes, terrain selector, and many more features.

Ready to get a closer look at what the 2017 Toyota 4Runner all has to offer? Feel free to stop by  Heritage Toyota to see our impressive inventory!