Compare 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 19 27 $29,973 $32,780
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX w/Honda Sensing 19 27 $30,885 $33,780
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 19 27 $33,143 $36,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Honda Sensing 19 27 $34,055 $37,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 19 27 $34,055 $37,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 19 27 $34,602 $37,855
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 19 27 $27,752 $30,345
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 20 27 $37,808 $41,370
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX 18 26 $31,615 $34,580
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX w/Honda Sensing 18 26 $32,527 $35,580
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L 18 26 $34,785 $38,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/Honda Sensing 18 26 $35,697 $39,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 26 $35,697 $39,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 26 $36,244 $39,655
Pilot AWD 4-Door Elite w/RES & Navi 19 26 $42,733 $46,770
Pilot AWD 4-Door LX 18 26 $29,394 $32,145
Pilot AWD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 19 26 $39,450 $43,170
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4-Door TDI Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door TDI Executive 21 28 $60,145 $63,245
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 21 28 $52,258 $54,950
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport w/Technology 21 28 $47,782 $50,245
Touareg 4-Door V6 Executive 17 23 $56,817 $59,745
Touareg 4-Door V6 Lux 17 23 $48,930 $51,450
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $40,613 $42,705
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport w/Technology 17 23 $44,454 $46,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,973
$60,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,780
$63,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$1054 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Pilot has axed its hard edges: it's once again a smooth, capable family wagon, one that raises the bar for refinement. Expensive and fancy for a vehicle from a mainstream brand, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is also less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 -
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
44.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 66
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.2
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.8 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.8 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.8 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 32.1
Brakes
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)
13 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P275/45HR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P275/45HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4074 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 406 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 240 @ 3400
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
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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