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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 3.6L
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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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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 14.7
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code HS8 NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 772
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5082 5086
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 18.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 450
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - 2.66
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Audi Q7 Volkswagen Touareg 2
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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