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Selected Style 4-Door 114" WB Convenience
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB Convenience 15 20 $27,061 $30,035
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L Convenience 15 20 $28,223 $31,355
4-Door 114" WB Luxury 15 20 $30,546 $33,995
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L Luxury 15 20 $31,285 $34,835
4-Door 114" WB Premier 15 20 $32,390 $36,090
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L Premier 15 20 $33,129 $36,930
4-Door 114" WB AWD Convenience 14 19 $29,287 $32,565
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L AWD Convenience 14 18 $30,026 $33,405
4-Door 114" WB AWD Luxury 14 19 $32,349 $36,045
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L AWD Luxury 14 18 $33,089 $36,885
4-Door 114" WB AWD Premier 14 19 $34,193 $38,140
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L AWD Premier 14 18 $34,932 $38,980
4-Door V6 Special Order
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V8 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V10 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
4-Door V6 Special Order 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V8 Special Order 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V10 Special Order 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,061
$33,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,035
$37,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$501 / month
$619 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 34.8 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 38.3
Third Hip Room (in) 45.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 39.0 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 99
Third Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.7
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 10.0 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 112.4
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) 81.4 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 13.7 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 44.0 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 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) 12.0 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) 22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code T52 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code T52 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4414 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.3 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 450
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 229 @ 3200
Engine Order Code 99K NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 2.66
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.56
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 4.56
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Four Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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