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Selected Style 4-Door 3.6L Sport
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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 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
RWD 4-Door ML350
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,386
$44,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,570
$47,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$797 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 58.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 189.1
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.8 65.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.9 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 75.8
Track Width, Front (in) 65 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.1 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 38.2
Brakes
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 12.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 24.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1157 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 6600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 7716 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 772 660
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6173 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4652
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 450 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 600
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler None -
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 2500 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.84 4.38
Trans PTO Access No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.92
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Trans Type 8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.90
Summary
Body Style 4MOTION Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Touareg Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.70 -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.70 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.4 (Est) 9.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5.0 (Est)
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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