Compare 2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
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2WD 4-Door 1500
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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
$44,917
$36,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,090
$39,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$818 / 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
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 35.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 57.7
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 68.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 112.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 75.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 187.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 31
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.7
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 772
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7716
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5086
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4400 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code
L92 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.6L/195
Engine Oil Cooler
No -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
BW 4481 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.37
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.56
Summary
Body Code
E61 -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL Denali Volkswagen Touareg 2
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-over Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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