Compare 2013 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2013 BMW X5

2013 Volkswagen Touareg
2013 BMW X5
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4-Door VR6 Sport
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 TDI Sport 20 29 $45,120 $47,445
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $47,083 $49,510
4-Door VR6 Lux 17 23 $47,503 $49,950
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $50,832 $53,450
4-Door VR6 Exec 17 23 $52,947 $55,675
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $56,276 $59,175
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $59,510 $62,575
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,792
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,945
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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. While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.900 36.600
Front Head Room (in)
39.600 36.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.400 102.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.800 60.000
Second Head Room (in)
38.900 39.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.700 58.000
Front Leg Room (in)
41.400 40.000
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.400 76.100
Track Width, Front (in)
64.900 64.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 8.740
Length, Overall (in)
188.800 191.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.200 69.900
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.700 65.000
Wheelbase (in)
113.900 115.500
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 75.200
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 - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.100 21.900
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.000 x - TBD - 13.700 x 1.200
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 - 12.600 x 0.800
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 22.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.700 19.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 42.000
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.630 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
195/75R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1155 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4711 4960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 3000-4000 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/195 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.840
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.860 2.110
Trans Type
8 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 1.000
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.220 1.290
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.830 3.300
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.840 3.140
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 0.670
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.150
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.440 1.670
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.850 4.710
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg BMW X5
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
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 N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
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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