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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $40,506 $43,555
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,444 $47,790
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $53,637 $57,675
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $43,100 $46,345
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $46,988 $50,525
AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $56,506 $60,760
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 16 $41,891 $45,045
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 16 $45,960 $49,420
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 15 $44,533 $47,885
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 15 $48,606 $52,265
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,506
$41,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,555
$43,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$726 / month
$723 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 59.8
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) 49.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Head Room (in) 38.1 -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.9 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.8 68.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 113.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 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) 31.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.7
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) - 188.8
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 101.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 58.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 35.6 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 32.1
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) 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 NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.63
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 12.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 1155
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 7700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 8100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2756 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2985 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4711
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code LMG NA
Displacement 5.3L/323 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 280 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.1 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.4 2.84
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.2 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.7 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.0 4.85
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.5 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name GMC Yukon XL Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code 130" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 NA
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) 4200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 NA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil-over Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 -
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 2 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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