Compare 2009 Acura RDX vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Acura RDX
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $31,163 $33,895
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $34,189 $37,195
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FWD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,163
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,895
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura RDX has an energetic personality thanks to its turbo power and crisp handling, but those same attributes make it a bit nervous. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 95.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 174.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.8 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.30 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 39.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3924 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent four-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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