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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 16 22 $36,096 $38,400
AWD 4-Door I6 16 22 $36,096 $38,400
FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 16 22 $37,788 $40,200
AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 16 22 $37,788 $40,200
AWD 4-Door V8 14 21 $45,120 $48,000
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
$36,096
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / 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 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 35.5 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.8
Third Leg Room (in) 30.1 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 38.9
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 44.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 8.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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) - TBD - - 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
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.63
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R18 255/55R18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 596 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4751 4711
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.85
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 NA 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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
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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