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Selected Style 4-Door V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 14 20 $36,183 $39,300
4-Door V8 12 17 $44,510 $48,390
4-Door V10 15 20 $62,785 $68,340
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Monthly Payment Estimate
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.10
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.0
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.66
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Tiptronic & OD
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56
Body Style 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg 2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
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