Compare 2012 Lincoln MKX vs 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

2012 Lincoln MKX
2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
Touareg 4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,922
$58,115

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$41,395
$61,110

Monthly Payment Estimate

$690 / month
$1019 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Lincoln MKX lives up to the promise of top-notch American luxury, with some of the newest luxury and tech features as its controversial showpieces. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

39.6 34.9

Front Head Room (in)

40.0 39.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

108.4 101.4

Second Hip Room (in)

55.2 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.9 59.8

Second Head Room (in)

39.3 38.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 56.7

Front Leg Room (in)

40.7 41.4

Front Hip Room (in)

54.4 - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.0 76.4

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 64.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

186.7 188.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

67.3 68.2

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.2 65.7

Wheelbase (in)

111.2 113.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.6 58.0

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

32.3 32.1

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (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)

19.0 26.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.7 12.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.3 39.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.1 2.66

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/60R18 265/50R19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/60R18 265/50R19

Spare Tire Size

Compact 195/75R18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 1155

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 7700

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4413 5135

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 15.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

175 NA

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

280 @ 4000 428 @ - TBD -

Engine Order Code

99K NA

Displacement

3.7L/227 3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

305 @ 6500 380 @ - TBD -

Engine Type

Gas V6 Superchaged Gas/Electric V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 21

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84

Trans Type

6 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 4.02

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.81

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.43

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.92

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.83

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.69

Summary

Vehicle Name

Lincoln MKX Volkswagen Touareg

Body Style

Crossover 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Trailing Blade Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.6 8.7

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 4

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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