Compare 2010 Acura RDX vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2010 Acura RDX
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,137 $34,520
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $34,980 $37,620
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,303 $32,520
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,146 $35,620
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AWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Tiguan AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,137
$26,946
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Acura RDX keeps its energetic personality intact-along with its slightly nervous feel-and gets a more fuel-frugal front-drive edition that's worth considering on price and gas mileage. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 95.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 174.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 23.8
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)
60.6 56.1
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.25 x 0.47
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)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.30 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.36 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.86
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent four-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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