Compare 2010 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2011 BMW X5

2010 Volkswagen Touareg
2011 BMW X5
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4-Door VR6
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
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,624
$42,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,850
$46,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$681 / month
$772 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
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 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 102.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 60.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 191.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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 21.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.3 13.7 x 1.2
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 12.6 x 0.8
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 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
195/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1157 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5086 4960
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.0 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2500-5000 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/195 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
Four wheel drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Tiptronic & OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.66 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg BMW X5
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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