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Selected Style 4-Door VR6
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 14 19 $37,624 $40,850
4-Door TDI V6 18 25 $40,830 $44,350
AWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $38,776 $42,230
AWD 4-Door Technology Pkg 16 21 $42,108 $45,905
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $47,504 $51,855
AWD 4-Door Technology/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $43,831 $47,805
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,227 $53,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,624
$38,776
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,850
$42,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$681 / month
$704 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg is a different type of vehicle than it appears. If toughness takes precedence over space and versatility, it might be right for you. The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99 142.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 61.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Head Room (in) - 37.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.1
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 65.2 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 21.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.29
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
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/60HR17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/60HR17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size 195/80R17 T165/80D17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1157 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.0 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System FSI PGM-FI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 2500-5000 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.66 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.49
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Four wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Tiptronic & OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg Acura MDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link Multi-link
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
 
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