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Selected Style 4-Door VR6 Sport
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Body Style

Engine

Features

Trim

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
2WD 4-Door LX
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Drivetrain

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,258 $39,670
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,459 $31,120
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,000 $29,520
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,052 $31,770
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,016 $35,020
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,476 $36,620
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,840 $37,020
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,511 $33,370
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,476 $36,620
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,935 $38,220
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,300 $38,620
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,717 $41,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,792
$27,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,945
$29,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$492 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.6
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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 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.900 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.400 153.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.800 61.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.900 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.700 62.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.400 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.6
Third Head Room (in) - 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 58.9
Third Leg Room (in) - 32.1
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.400 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 64.900 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.900 7.97
Length, Overall (in) 188.800 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.200 71.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.700 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 113.900 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.000 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.100 47.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.000 x - TBD - 13.0 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 - 13.1 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 21.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.630 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.700 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.000 37.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size 195/75R18 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1155 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7700 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 4299
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3000-4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.850 2.697
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.820 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.860 1.071
Trans Type 8 5
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.220 0.612
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.830 1.888
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.840 1.606
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.670 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.312
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.440 0.766
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg Honda Pilot
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2012) 4 (2012)
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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