Compare 2011 Lexus GX 460 vs 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

2011 Lexus GX 460
2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $47,209 $53,045
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $51,477 $57,840
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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,209
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,045
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$884 / month
$741 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lexus GX 470 is refined, comfortable, and ready for off-roading or towing; cargo versatility is sorely lacking compared to other SUVs, though. 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
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
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 Volume (ft³)
141.4 101.4
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
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
91.9 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
975 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/- TBD - 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.56 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
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.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 3

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