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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 32 28 $38,841 $42,685
AWD 4-Door Hybrid 30 28 $40,289 $44,275
4-Door V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 14 20 $36,183 $39,300
4-Door V8 12 17 $44,510 $48,390
4-Door V10 15 20 $62,785 $68,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,841
$36,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,685
$39,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$711 / month
$655 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Lexus RX 450h pleases green do-gooders and upscale shopaholics alike. Driving enthusiasts, though, should look elsewhere. The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 99
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40.0 31
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) 80.3 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.10
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) 12.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 38.1
Steering Type Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.79 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size 235/60R18 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 235/60R18 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4520 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 234 @ 4800 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.6L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.16
Trans Description Cont. ECVT Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 2.66
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.56
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.86
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 450h Volkswagen Touareg 2
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
 
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