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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
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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
2WD 4-Door Manual S
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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
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
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
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
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
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$381 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 16.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 235/60R18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 235/60R18 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 660 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4400 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4400 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 440 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4090 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Audi Q5 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-link MacPherson strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
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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