Compare 2012 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2012 Audi Q7

2012 Volkswagen Touareg
2012 Audi Q7
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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,251
$43,013
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,375
$46,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$723 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand. The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 133.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 48.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 66.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.9 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 78.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.0 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.9
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 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.63 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
195/75R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1155 990
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4711 5291
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 280 @ 4920
Engine Type
Gas V6 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 3000-4000 295 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/195 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg Audi Q7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.4
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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