Compare 2009 Audi Q7 vs 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

2009 Audi Q7
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 20 $40,456 $43,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 20 $43,618 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium Plus 14 20 $43,618 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige 14 20 $43,618 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Prestige 13 18 $55,075 $59,220
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4-Door V6
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,456
$36,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,500
$39,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$725 / month
$655 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi Q7 is a good choice for those who want sophistication and style in an SUV but don’t need the overwrought off-road look. 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
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 99
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 75.9
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)
72.5 71
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)
42.0 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.34 13.0 x 1.26
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)
13.0 x 1.10 13.0 x 1.10
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)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HS8 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
HS8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5082 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- 2.66
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Volkswagen Touareg 2
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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