Compare 2006 Acura MDX vs 2006 Volkswagen Touareg

2006 Acura MDX
2006 Volkswagen Touareg
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4-Door SUV AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX 4-Door SUV AT 17 23 $33,459 $37,125
MDX 4-Door SUV AT Touring 17 23 $36,002 $39,950
MDX 4-Door SUV AT Touring RES 17 23 $37,352 $41,450
MDX 4-Door SUV AT Touring RES w/Navi 17 23 $39,827 $44,200
MDX 4-Door SUV AT Touring w/Navi 17 23 $38,477 $42,700
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4-Door 3.2L V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door 3.2L V6 16 21 $33,977 $37,410
Touareg 4-Door 4.2L V8 14 18 $40,608 $44,750
Touareg 4-Door 5.0L V10 17 23 $61,385 $67,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,459
$33,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,125
$37,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$624 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.5 99
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 57.7
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.5 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.5 71
Brakes
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)
11.8 x 1.1 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)
12.3 x 0.4 13.0 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4471 5086
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
253 @ 5800 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 3500-5000 229 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.66
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink Four Link

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