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Selected Style 4-Door VR6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 14 20 $36,203 $39,300
4-Door TDI V6 17 25 $39,409 $42,800
4-Door V8 13 18 $44,997 $48,900
4WD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,203
$36,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,300
$40,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$670 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg is comfortable and capable. The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 61.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99 142.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.9
Third Head Room (in) - 35.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.2 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 190.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 78.5
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) 71 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 13.0 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) 13.0 x 1.1 13.2 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) 26.4 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.29
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/60HR17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size 195/80R17 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/60HR17 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 772 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086 4548
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.0 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 610
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System FSI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 2500-5000 275 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 300 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.66 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Tiptronic & OD NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg 2 Acura MDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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