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Selected Style 4-Door VR6 Sport
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
AWD 4-Door 35i
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
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
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,273
$42,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$46,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$772 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes. 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 102.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 60.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 69.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.9 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.9 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 191.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 32.1 21.9
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) 70.9 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 42.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.63 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.7 19.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size 195/75R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7700 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1155 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 4960
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220 210
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System EFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3000-4000 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 300 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.85 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 2.11
Trans Type 8 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Integral
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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