Compare 2013 Lexus GX 460 vs 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

2013 Lexus GX 460
2013 Volkswagen Touareg
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $49,492 $53,795
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,904 $58,590
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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 17 23 $41,792 $43,945
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 17 23 $43,755 $46,010
4-Door TDI Sport 20 29 $45,120 $47,445
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $47,083 $49,510
4-Door VR6 Lux 17 23 $47,503 $49,950
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $50,832 $53,450
4-Door VR6 Exec 17 23 $52,947 $55,675
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $56,276 $59,175
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $59,510 $62,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,492
$41,792
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,795
$43,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$897 / month
$732 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use. The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg delivers good performance and a luxurious interior--although it's a mainstream brand asking for a luxury-vehicle price.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.400 59.800
Third Leg Room (in)
29.300 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.400 38.900
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
43.100 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 56.700
Front Leg Room (in)
41.700 41.400
Third Head Room (in)
35.200 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.500 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.500 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.100 34.900
Front Head Room (in)
38.000 39.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.400 101.400
Second Hip Room (in)
55.200 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.200 76.400
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 64.900
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.100 7.900
Length, Overall (in)
189.200 188.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.200 68.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 65.700
Wheelbase (in)
109.800 113.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.700 32.100
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)
91.900 58.000
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.600 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.300 x - TBD - 13.000 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)
13.300 x - TBD - 13.000 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.000 26.400
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.400 12.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.100 39.000
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.000 2.630
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
265/60R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
265/60R18 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/60R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5128 4711
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.6L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.710 1.220
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.220 3.830
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.040 2.840
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.900 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.440
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.560 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.580 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520 4.850
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.400 1.860
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.670
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.820
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2012) 3 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 9.6

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