Compare 2012 Volkswagen Touareg vs 2012 Volvo XC90

2012 Volkswagen Touareg
2012 Volvo XC90
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4-Door Hybrid
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
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
XC90 AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
XC90 FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,115
$36,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,110
$38,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1019 / month
$640 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.9 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 79.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.0 85.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 22.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 8.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.18
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.79
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)
26.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 P235/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 P235/65R18
Spare Tire Size
195/75R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 397
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1155 596
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 3970
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5135 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
428 @ - TBD - 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ - TBD - 240 @ 6200
Engine Type
Superchaged Gas/Electric V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.02 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Touareg Volvo XC90
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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