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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 15 22 $35,438 $37,700
AWD 4-Door I6 15 21 $35,438 $37,700
FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 15 22 $37,130 $39,500
AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 15 21 $37,130 $39,500
AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $44,650 $47,500
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,438
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,700
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$628 / month
$741 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Volvo XC90 has aged gracefully and now is more feature-packed than ever; however, its poor fuel economy tarnishes an otherwise superb vehicle. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.8
Third Leg Room (in) 30.1 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 44.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.4
Third Head Room (in) 35.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 76.4
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 68.2
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.3 32.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 79.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.1 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 22.5 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 11.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.63
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R18 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4610 4711
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 220
Engine
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.8
 
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