Compare 2009 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2008 Audi Q7

2009 Volkswagen Touareg
2008 Audi Q7
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4-Door VR6
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
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,203
$39,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,300
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg is comfortable and capable. The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 104.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 68.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 66.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 78.1
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 13.8 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 13.0 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 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.66
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
195/80R17 - TBD -
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 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
772 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5086 5015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.0 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI SDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 2500-5000 266 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/195 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.66 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Tiptronic & OD NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg 2 Audi Q7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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