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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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$36,183
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$39,300
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$655 / month
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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 N/A mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.1
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size - P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size - P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5086
Wheels
Front Wheel Material - Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material - Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 280 @ 6200
Engine Type - Gas V6
Fuel System - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 3.6L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name - Volkswagen Touareg 2
Body Style - 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
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
 
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