Compare 2012 Acura ZDX vs 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

2012 Acura ZDX
2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,691 $46,120
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,809 $50,620
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $52,346 $56,670
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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,691
$41,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$43,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$723 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 101.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 188.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.3 32.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.8 58.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.63
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 12.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 1155
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4424 4711
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 220
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 280 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ZDX Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
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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