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Compare 2011 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class

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Selected Style 4-Door VR6 Sport
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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
RWD 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 16 20 $43,236 $46,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 15 20 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML450 Hybrid 20 24 $51,885 $55,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 13 18 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 11 15 $86,109 $92,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,273
$43,236
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$46,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$775 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns respect with neat styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 132.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 59.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 59.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 113.9 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 76.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.9 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 71.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.9 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
Brakes
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 - 13.0 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 - TBD - 13.0 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 25.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.63 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.7 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 37.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size 195/75R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1155 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 4632
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3000-4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.85 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone w/stabilizer bar
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 4-Arm multilink w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 2
 
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