Compare 2011 Lexus RX 450h vs 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

2011 Lexus RX 450h
2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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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
$40,709
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,735
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$746 / month
$741 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.7 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 113.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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 32.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.79 2.63
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4520 4711
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear 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 Torque @ RPM
234 @ 4800/- TBD - 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 6000/167 @ - TBD - 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.86
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
ECVT Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 450h Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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