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Compare 2009 Cadillac SRX vs 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

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Selected Style AWD 4-Door V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 RWD 15 23 $37,830 $40,460
4-Door V8 RWD 13 20 $44,375 $47,460
4-Door V6 AWD 14 22 $37,830 $40,460
4-Door V8 AWD 13 20 $44,375 $47,460
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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
$37,830
$36,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,460
$39,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$674 / month
$655 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Cadillac SRX enters its last year as a good-looking and functional crossover, but tight third-row seating and poor fuel efficiency remain as blemishes on an otherwise solid package. 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 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type - TBD - -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 41.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.7
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 38.3
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.3
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.2 -
Height, Overall (in) 67.8 68.0
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.4 112.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 75.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 194.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.3
Length, Overall (in) - 187.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.7
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.5 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 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) 32.4 31
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.02 13.0 x 1.10
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x 1.26 13.0 x 1.26
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 38.1
Steering Type Pwr speed-sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P255/60HR17 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code Q15 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code Q15 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 772
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 7716
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2160 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2160 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 18.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 2800 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code LY7 NA
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.6L/195
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 2.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 1.56
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.86
Drivetrain AWD All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.21 2.37
Trans Order Code MX7 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.56
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Cadillac SRX Volkswagen Touareg 2
Body Code NA -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type - TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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