Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,245
$22,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,320
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.200
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 95.300
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 40.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.800
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.100
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.900
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 174.300
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.900
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.500
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.200
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 61.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 56.100
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)
26.1 23.800
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 - 11.300 x 0.500
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.300 x 1.000
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.800
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 14.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.400
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 1.890
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 1.090
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 4.950
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 2.160
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.300
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.380
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 0.920
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 3.920
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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