Compare 2014 Ford Expedition EL vs 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

2014 Ford Expedition EL
2014 Volkswagen Touareg
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $41,670 $44,685
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $44,374 $47,585
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $48,206 $51,695
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $50,910 $54,595
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $52,178 $55,955
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $54,883 $58,855
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4-Door 3.6L Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.6L Sport 17 23 $42,386 $44,570
4-Door 3.6L Sport w/Nav 17 23 $45,752 $48,110
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 20 29 $49,081 $51,610
4-Door 3.6L Lux 17 23 $49,500 $52,050
4-Door 3.6L R-Line 17 23 $52,011 $54,690
4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $52,828 $55,550
4-Door X 20 29 $53,417 $56,170
4-Door 3.6L Exec 17 23 $55,096 $57,935
4-Door TDI R-Line 20 29 $55,339 $58,190
4-Door TDI Exec 20 29 $58,424 $61,435
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $61,572 $64,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,670
$42,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,685
$44,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$745 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is an expensive way to purchase a mainstream brand's vehicle, but it's more luxurious than many of its mainstream competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
38 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.6
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
221.3 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
77.7 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.2 65.8
Wheelbase (in)
131 113.9
Liftover Height (in)
35.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67 65
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
130.8 64
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
60.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
42.6 32.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
85.5 32.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
28.9 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.9 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/65SR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/65SR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7716
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6000 7716
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2893 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7540 6173
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2951 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 450
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600 266 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Displacement
5.4 L/330 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.84
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.70
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.70
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 (Est) 9.4 (Est)
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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