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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
FWD 4-Door w/Sunroof I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
FWD 4-Door w/Sunroof/3rd Row I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
AWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
AWD 4-Door w/Sunroof I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
AWD 4-Door w/Sunroof/3rd Row I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 14 20 $35,913 $38,205
AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 14 20 $35,913 $38,205
AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $43,059 $46,300
AWD 4-Door V8 R-Design 13 19 $44,222 $47,550
4-Door V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 14 20 $36,183 $39,300
4-Door V8 12 17 $44,510 $48,390
4-Door V10 15 20 $62,785 $68,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,780
$36,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,000
$39,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$655 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo XC90 is a sport-utility vehicle done the Swedish way: with a clean design and an emphasis on safe, all-weather driving, instead of flashiness or brute strength. The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.7
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38.3
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 99
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 74.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 84.9 71
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 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
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) 12.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.10
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) 21.1 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4464 5086
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 265 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.6L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic w/Tiptronic & OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.66
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.00
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.86
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Volkswagen Touareg 2
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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