Compare 2012 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2012 INFINITI FX35

2012 Volkswagen Touareg
2012 INFINITI FX35
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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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RWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 16 23 $40,469 $43,700
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $41,807 $45,150
AWD 4-Door Limited Edition 16 21 $48,135 $52,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,251
$40,469
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,375
$43,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$723 / month
$728 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
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 Infiniti FX35 and FX50 look like they sacrifice some practicality in the name of a sexy design and scorching performance—and that's exactly the case.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 44.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 102.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.08
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 191.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.9 113.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 24.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.0 62.0
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 - 12.1 x 0.6
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 - 12.6 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.63 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 19.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 P265/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
195/75R18 T175/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 P265/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1155 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4711 4156
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 8
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 - 9.7 w/.85L reserve
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 303@6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 3000-4000 262 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/195 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.04
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg INFINITI FX35
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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