Compare 2015 Lexus GX vs 2015 Volkswagen Touareg

2015 Lexus GX
2015 Volkswagen Touareg
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $45,527 $49,485
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $56,225 $61,115
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4-Door TDI Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door TDI Executive 20 29 $59,153 $62,200
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 20 29 $53,893 $56,670
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport w/Technology 20 29 $49,684 $52,245
Touareg 4-Door V6 Executive 17 23 $55,825 $58,700
Touareg 4-Door V6 Hybrid 20 24 $63,713 $66,995
Touareg 4-Door V6 Lux 17 23 $50,564 $53,170
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $42,515 $44,705
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport w/Technology 17 23 $46,356 $48,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,527
$59,153
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,485
$62,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$1037 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road? The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is expensive and fancy for a VW, but less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 66
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 113.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 32.1
Brakes
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)
12.3 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/45HR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/45HR20
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7716
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 406 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
Displacement
4.6 L/281 3.0 L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 240 @ 3400
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 29
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.97
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.91 3.27
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.0 (Est)

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