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Selected Style AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door Premium xDrive35i 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door Sport Activity xDrive35i 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 17 23 $41,792 $43,945
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 17 23 $43,755 $46,010
4-Door VR6 Lux 17 23 $47,503 $49,950
4-Door VR6 Exec 17 23 $52,947 $55,675
4-Door TDI Sport 20 29 $45,120 $47,445
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $47,083 $49,510
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $50,832 $53,450
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $56,276 $59,175
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $59,510 $62,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$41,792
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$43,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$732 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance. The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg delivers good performance and a luxurious interior--although it's a mainstream brand asking for a luxury-vehicle price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.000 56.700
Front Leg Room (in) 40.000 41.400
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.600 34.900
Front Head Room (in) 36.600 39.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 101.400
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.000 59.800
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.300 38.900
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.700 64.900
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.740 7.900
Length, Overall (in) 191.100 188.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.900 68.200
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.000 65.700
Wheelbase (in) 115.500 113.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.100 76.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.200 58.000
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 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) 21.900 32.100
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x 0.800 13.000 x - TBD -
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) 13.700 x 1.200 13.000 x - TBD -
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) 22.500 26.400
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.630
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.500 12.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.000 39.000
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 1155
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960 4711
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.500 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1300-5000 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800-6250 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.140 2.840
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.150 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.670 1.440
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.710 4.850
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.670 0.670
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.110 1.860
Trans Type 8 8
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.290 1.220
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.840 0.820
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.300 3.830
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 3 (2012)
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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