Compare 2014 Lexus RX 450h vs 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

2014 Lexus RX 450h
2014 Volkswagen Touareg
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FWD 4-Door
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4-Door 3.6L Sport
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
$43,625
$42,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,410
$44,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$774 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
32 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 113.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 65
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 188.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
40 32.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/55HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4520 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6173
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
234 @ 4800 266 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 -
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.22
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.44
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.84
Trans PTO Access
- No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 450h Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.70
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.70
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 (Est) 9.4 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 7716
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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