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Compare 2015 Lexus GX 460 vs 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $56,225 $61,115
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $45,527 $49,485
4-Door 3.6L Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.6L Sport 17 23 $42,386 $44,570
4-Door 3.6L Sport w/Nav 17 23 $45,752 $48,110
4-Door 3.6L Lux 17 23 $49,500 $52,050
4-Door 3.6L R-Line 17 23 $52,011 $54,690
4-Door 3.6L Exec 17 23 $55,096 $57,935
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $49,081 $51,610
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $52,828 $55,550
4-Door TDI R-Line 20 29 $55,339 $58,190
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $58,424 $61,435
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $61,572 $64,745
4-Door X 20 29 $53,417 $56,170
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road? The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is an expensive way to purchase a mainstream brand's vehicle, but it's more luxurious than many of its mainstream competitors.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 59.8
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 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 Capacity 7 5
Third Head Room (in) 35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 65.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 113.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 65
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 188.8
Height, Overall (in) 74.2 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.7 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 11.6 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.7 32.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 13
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) 13.3 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/60HR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/60HR18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 975 1157
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 7716
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6500 7716
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6600 6173
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 450
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler Regular None
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 329 @ 3500 266 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6 L/281 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
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 Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.84
Trans PTO Access No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 460 Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 3.70
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.91 3.70
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.6 9.4 (Est)
 
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