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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 17 23 $41,792 $43,945
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 17 23 $43,755 $46,010
4-Door VR6 Lux 17 23 $47,503 $49,950
4-Door VR6 Exec 17 23 $52,947 $55,675
4-Door TDI Sport 20 29 $45,120 $47,445
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $47,083 $49,510
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $50,832 $53,450
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $56,276 $59,175
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $59,510 $62,575
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,311 $60,550
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,792
$43,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,945
$46,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$780 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg delivers good performance and a luxurious interior--although it's a mainstream brand asking for a luxury-vehicle price. The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.900 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.400 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.800 58.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.900 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.700 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.400 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.2
Third Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) - 35.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 48.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.400 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.900 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.900 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.800 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.200 68.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.700 66.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.900 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.000 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) 32.100 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.000 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
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) 13.000 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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) 26.400 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.700 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.000 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.630 2.66
Tires
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size 195/75R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1155 825
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7700 5500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 5291
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3000-4000 295 @ 2250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 280 @ 4780 - 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.820 0.816
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.860 1.864
Trans Type 8 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 -
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.220 1.217
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.830 3.825
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.840 2.840
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.670 0.672
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.700
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.440 1.437
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.850 4.845
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg Audi Q7
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2012) - TBD -
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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