Compare 2012 GMC Yukon XL vs 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

2012 GMC Yukon XL
2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $40,506 $43,555
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 16 $41,891 $45,045
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $43,100 $46,345
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,444 $47,790
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 15 $44,533 $47,885
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 16 $45,960 $49,420
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $46,988 $50,525
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 15 $48,606 $52,265
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $53,637 $57,675
AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $56,506 $60,760
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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,506
$41,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,555
$43,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$726 / month
$723 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 - -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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), Overall
- 12.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.63
Tires
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 -
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2985 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4711
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 220
Engine
Displacement
5.3L/323 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 280 @ 6200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
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
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 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.2 1.44
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Body Code
130" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
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 -
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (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
-
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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