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Touareg TDI: Another diesel from Volkswagen

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI.

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Tractors use diesel engines to pull heavy trailers cross-country, so it makes sense that diesel could do a good job of powering an SUV. Volkswagen attempts to prove the point with its Touareg TDI. Under its hood is a turbocharged 3-liter diesel V-6 that makes only 221 horsepower but a whopping 406 pound-feet of torque. That amount of twist coupled with the locking differential should give the Touareg TDI some off-road chops.

Read our review of the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI.