Compare 2014 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2014 BMW X5

2014 Volkswagen Touareg
2014 BMW X5
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4-Door 3.6L Sport
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 TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $49,081 $51,610
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 TDI Lux 20 29 $52,828 $55,550
4-Door X 20 29 $53,417 $56,170
4-Door 3.6L Exec 17 23 $55,096 $57,935
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
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,386
$48,575
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,570
$52,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$880 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
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)
772 595
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
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct 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 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.29
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
4MOTION Sports Activity Vehicle
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
9.4 (Est) 8.2
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

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