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Selected Style 4WD 4-Door
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $46,252 $51,970
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $50,519 $56,765
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,252
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,970
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$866 / month
$741 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Lexus has succeeded in making the 2010 GX 470 safer, more responsive, and more comfortable, while maintaining its off-road chops. But those who want cargo convenience and versatility will be better off with a crossover. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.6
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 59.8
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) 43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.6 68.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 4.2 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 17.0 32.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 34.4 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.63
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 265/60R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 265/60R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size 265/60R18 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5305 4711
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 220
Engine
Displacement 4.6L/- TBD - 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 329 @ 3500 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 (Est) 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 (Est) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 (Est) 23
Transmission
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.57 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.85
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 460 Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone, Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Adaptive Variable NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Adaptive Variable NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
 
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