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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 20 23 $69,049 $73,850
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $77,880 $83,295
4WD 4-Door 20 23 $71,434 $76,400
4WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $80,265 $85,845
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,049
$41,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,850
$43,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1231 / month
$723 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 59.8
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) NA -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 113.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 76.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) NA -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 75.9 68.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8 -
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) - 188.8
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 32.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 58.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.18 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.79 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 26.4
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.63
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 12.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2124 -
Rear Tire Order Code QST NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P285/45R22 255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size NA 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code QST NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2124 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P285/45R22 255/55R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5800 7700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5800 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 870 1155
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3250 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2970 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3550 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2909 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4711
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 22 x 9.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 22 x 9.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Engine
Fuel System SFI Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 367 @ 4100 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code LZ1 NA
Displacement 6.0L/364 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 332 @ 5100 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.69 4.85
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.86
Trans Type 4 8
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.70 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 2.84
Trans Order Code M99 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.44
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 NA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 9.6
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
-
Rollover Rating
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