Compare 2016 Lexus GX vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Lexus GX
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $46,719 $50,780
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $57,183 $62,155
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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
$46,719
$60,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,780
$63,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$846 / month
$1054 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus GX offers off-road prowess that few buyers really need, but it is comfortable inside and on the road. 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
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 28 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
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
Passenger Capacity
7 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 32.1
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 772
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5130 4919
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6305
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
Engine
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
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 21
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.97
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) - Front
3.91 3.27
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 8.6

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