Compare 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vs 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
2013 Volkswagen Touareg
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 20 23 $69,587 $74,425
4WD 4-Door 20 23 $71,971 $76,975
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $78,418 $83,870
4WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $80,802 $86,420
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4-Door VR6 Sport
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 TDI Sport 20 29 $45,120 $47,445
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $47,083 $49,510
4-Door VR6 Lux 17 23 $47,503 $49,950
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $50,832 $53,450
4-Door VR6 Exec 17 23 $52,947 $55,675
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $56,276 $59,175
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $59,510 $62,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,587
$41,792
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,425
$43,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1240 / month
$732 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.70 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.00 34.900
Front Head Room (in)
41.10 39.600
Second Hip Room (in)
60.60 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.20 59.800
Third Leg Room (in)
25.60 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 38.900
Third Hip Room (in)
49.10 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.20 56.700
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 41.400
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Head Room (in)
37.90 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.50 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.400
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
21.80 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
NA -
Wheelbase (in)
116.00 113.900
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.00 76.400
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
NA -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.80 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.60 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.50 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
75.90 68.200
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.900
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.900
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.800
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 58.000
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
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 32.100
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 1.18 13.000 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 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 26.400
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.000
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.630
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.700
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P285/45R22 255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
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
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
NA 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
QST NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2124 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
870 1155
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2896 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2989 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4711
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection 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 - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
N/A -
Trans Power Take Off
N/A -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.440
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model
N/A -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.850
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.860
Trans Type
4 8
Trans PTO Access
N/A -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.220
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.000
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.70 3.830
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 2.840
Trans Order Code
M99 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.820
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.670
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code
N/A -
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 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)
1.81 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
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 (2012) 3 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.6
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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