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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 20 23 $48,332 $51,145
4WD 4-Door 20 23 $50,982 $53,950
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,332
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,145
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$852 / month
$741 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
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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
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 59.8
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 34.1 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 68.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 113.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 76.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.0 -
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 Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 15.2 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) 41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.4 - 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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.0 x - TBD -
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) 13.0 x 1.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 12.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.63
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2134 -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P265/65R18 255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2134 -
Rear Tire Order Code QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P265/65R18 255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code QXK NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6200 7700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 930 1155
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2886 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2743 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4711
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 367 @ 4100 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code LZ1 NA
Displacement 6.0L/366 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 332 @ 5100 280 @ 6200
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
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 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code TB7 -
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil-Over-Shock Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.8
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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