Compare 2012 Audi Q5 vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 Audi Q5
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q5 is one of the It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 95.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 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)
29.1 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
Fuel System
Direct injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.89
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Transmission Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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