Compare 2010 Acura RDX vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2010 Acura RDX
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,303 $32,520
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,137 $34,520
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,146 $35,620
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $34,980 $37,620
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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
$30,303
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,520
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Acura RDX keeps its energetic personality intact-along with its slightly nervous feel-and gets a more fuel-frugal front-drive edition that's worth considering on price and gas mileage. 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
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 95.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 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)
61.8 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.7
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA 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
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3743 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
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
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 - 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)
4.31 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.36 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent four-link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -

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