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Selected Style 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
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 14 20 $26,692 $29,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,995 $30,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,708 $30,810
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $28,201 $31,370
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,909 $32,175
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,976 $32,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,688 $33,060
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 14 20 $30,181 $33,620
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,316 $34,910
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,382 $34,985
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $32,095 $35,795
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $32,584 $36,350
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $33,296 $37,160
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 14 20 $33,366 $37,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 18 $34,080 $38,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,733
$24,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,140
$27,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$453 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.9
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 71.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 -
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 44.1
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 37.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 76.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.10 11.9 x 0.37
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) 13.0 x 1.26 12.0 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 17
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17
Tires
Spare Tire Size P195/80R17 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code NA T52
Rear Tire Size P255/60HR17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T52
Front Tire Size P255/60HR17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 720
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 720
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 324
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 772 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2055
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2254
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5740
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 3200 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99K
Displacement 3.2L/195 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.22
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.54
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Tiptronic & OD NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.66 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg Ford Explorer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Four Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Coil spring
Axle Type - Rear - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 1827
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 1940
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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