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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 32 28 $43,531 $46,310
AWD 4-Door 30 28 $44,847 $47,710
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Trim

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 VR6 Lux 17 23 $47,503 $49,950
4-Door VR6 Exec 17 23 $52,947 $55,675
4-Door TDI Sport 20 29 $45,120 $47,445
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $47,083 $49,510
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $50,832 $53,450
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $56,276 $59,175
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $59,510 $62,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,531
$41,792
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,310
$43,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$772 / month
$732 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 34.900
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 39.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.700 101.400
Second Hip Room (in) 54.500 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.000 59.800
Second Head Room (in) 37.700 38.900
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.600 56.700
Front Leg Room (in) 43.100 41.400
Front Hip Room (in) 55.600 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.200 76.400
Track Width, Front (in) 64.200 64.900
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.900 7.900
Length, Overall (in) 187.800 188.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 68.200
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.800 65.700
Wheelbase (in) 107.900 113.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.300 58.000
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) 40.000 32.100
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.900 x - TBD - 13.000 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) 12.200 x - TBD - 13.000 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) 17.200 26.400
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.000 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.800 12.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.000
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.790 2.630
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A 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
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 -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 - TBD - 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 295 Combined 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.860
Trans Type 1 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.000
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.220
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.830
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.840
Trans Order Code N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.440
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.850
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.670
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.820
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 450h Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
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 - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2012) 3 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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