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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 $45,527 $49,485
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $56,225 $61,115
4-Door 3.6L Sport
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Engine

Features

Trim

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 TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $49,081 $51,610
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 TDI Lux 20 29 $52,828 $55,550
4-Door X 20 29 $53,417 $56,170
4-Door 3.6L Exec 17 23 $55,096 $57,935
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,527
$42,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,485
$44,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$743 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 192.1 188.8
Height, Overall (in) 74.2 68.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.7 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.7 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 11.6 32.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 13
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/60HR18 P255/55HR18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6500 7716
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6600 6173
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 450
Engine
Displacement 4.6 L/281 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Oil Cooler Regular Duty None
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 329 @ 3500 266 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 460 Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.91 3.70
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.4 (Est)
 
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