NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 2

  By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? In NWAPA Mudfest 2016 — Part 1 we reviewed the Outdoor Activity Vehicles from the Compact Utility, Premium Compact Utility and Family categories. In Part 2 we feature the Premium, Extreme Capability and Pickup categories. This year?s program was held at the Ridge Motorsports Park in…

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Mudfest – Part 3

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer After two full days of driving briskly between hundreds of traffic cones, cruising along wooded back roads and wallowing through mud in 25 different SUVs, we marked our ballots for the Northwest Automotive Press Associations SUV of the Year Competition. Here?s a list of the Luxury and Off-Road SUVs with…

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Volkswagen Does a Major Remake of Touareg

From the refined styling to dramatic weight loss to significantly improved drivetrain, Volkswagen has done a major remake of the Touareg SUV. The 2011 Touareg offers three powertrain choices, including Volkswagen’s first-ever worldwide use of a hybrid engine. All three engines — the 3.0L V-6 TSI? supercharged hybrid, 3.0L V-6 TDI? clean diesel and 3.6L…

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Three engine types for new Volkswagen Touareg

Second generation Volkswagen Touareg shoppers will get an impressive menu of engine choices for 2011. ?A standard 280-hp, 3.6-liter, V-6 FSI? gasoline engine starts the selection process, but the Touareg is also available in a pair of ?green? choices: hybrid or diesel.? Each of the engine choice comes with a with Volkswagens new eight-speed automatic…

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