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Compare 2014 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2014 BMW X5

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Selected Style 4-Door 3.6L Sport
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Body Style

Engine

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.6L Sport 17 23 $42,386 $44,570
4-Door 3.6L Sport w/Nav 17 23 $45,752 $48,110
4-Door 3.6L Lux 17 23 $49,500 $52,050
4-Door 3.6L R-Line 17 23 $52,011 $54,690
4-Door 3.6L Exec 17 23 $55,096 $57,935
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $49,081 $51,610
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $52,828 $55,550
4-Door TDI R-Line 20 29 $55,339 $58,190
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $58,424 $61,435
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $61,572 $64,745
4-Door X 20 29 $53,417 $56,170
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $50,690 $55,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,070 $56,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $62,745 $68,200
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is an expensive way to purchase a mainstream brand's vehicle, but it's more luxurious than many of its mainstream competitors. The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 60.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65 64.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.8 65
Wheelbase (in) 113.9 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64 66
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.1 22.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 22.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 13.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 12.6
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 22.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 41.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 7716 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 772 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1157 893
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 5952
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6173 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4680
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 450 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 -
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Engine Oil Cooler None -
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 2500 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6 L/220 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 300 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 (Est) 22
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.14
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Order Code NA 205
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.84 4.71
Trans PTO Access No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 2.11
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
Trans Type 8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.15
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg BMW X5
Suspension
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.70 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.70 -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 (Est) 8.3 (Est)
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
 
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