Compare 2008 Ford Expedition EL vs 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

2008 Ford Expedition EL
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $32,203 $34,870
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $34,813 $37,770
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $35,940 $39,240
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $37,666 $41,400
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $38,535 $42,140
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $39,392 $43,340
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $40,247 $44,300
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $41,973 $46,240
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4-Door V6
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
$32,203
$36,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,870
$39,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$581 / month
$655 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 35.6
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 57.7
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
77.7 68.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.1 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
51.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
131 112.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 75.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
221.3 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 187.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
130.8 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
28.9 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
42.6 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)
60.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
85.5 31
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x - TBD - 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 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
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.93 38.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
45.26 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 772
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7716
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12200 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7625 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2948 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5086
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
2250 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3750 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.6L/195
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.39
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.56
Summary
Body Code
131" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL Volkswagen Touareg 2
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 4-Link
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -

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