Compare 2011 BMW X5 vs 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

2011 BMW X5
2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $78,845 $85,700
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4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Touareg 4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,655
$57,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,800
$60,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$863 / month
$1009 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. 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
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
36.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.2 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 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)
61.8 70.9
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.66
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 265/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 265/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5192 5135
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
425 @ 1750-2250 425 @ 3000-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 4200 380 @ 5500-6500
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Superchaged Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
DI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.84
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.81
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.64 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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
Integral Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 - TBD -
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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