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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 32 28 $43,625 $46,410
AWD 4-Door 30 28 $44,941 $47,810
4-Door 3.6L Sport
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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 3.6L Lux 17 23 $49,500 $52,050
4-Door 3.6L R-Line 17 23 $52,011 $54,690
4-Door 3.6L Exec 17 23 $55,096 $57,935
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $49,081 $51,610
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $52,828 $55,550
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
4-Door X 20 29 $53,417 $56,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,625
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$774 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.7 -
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 65.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 113.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.3 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 40 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40 32.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
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
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60VR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60VR18 P255/55HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4520 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6173
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
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 Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 (Est) 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 (Est) 17 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 (Est) 19 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 -
Trans Type 1 8
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.22
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.82
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 450h Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut -
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 6.1 (Est) 9.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 (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) - 1157
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
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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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