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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door XLT
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $32,203 $34,870
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $35,940 $39,240
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $39,392 $43,340
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $37,666 $41,400
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $34,813 $37,770
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $38,535 $42,140
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $41,973 $46,240
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $40,247 $44,300
4-Door V6
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Engine

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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