Compare 2010 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2010 Volkswagen Touareg
2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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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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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 21 $42,501 $45,700
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $44,826 $48,200
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,221 $49,700
4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 21 24 $51,150 $55,000
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $52,778 $56,750
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $84,676 $91,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,624
$42,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,850
$45,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$681 / month
$762 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
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. Though it's far from cheap, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns our kudos with hip styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 132.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71 72.4
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 - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.3
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 0.5
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 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
195/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1157 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5086 4632
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.0 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2500-5000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Four wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Tiptronic & OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.66 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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