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VW Touareg Hybrid: Starting at $60,565

VW Touareg Hybrid

VW of America has revealed the pricing for the 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid: it starts at $60,565.

After putting the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid through the wringer (meaning: we assessed it for our first drive), we dubbed it, “a Porsche Cayenne Hybrid for the people.” Why’d we compare it to a Porsche? Well, the Touareg Hybrid shares its supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and its all-wheel-drive system with the Porsche model, so comparisons between the two should be expected. However, the Cayenne Hybrid, with a base price of $67,700, is too expensive for our tastes, and we’d venture to guess that it’s priced beyond the reach of many American buyers as well.