GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2009 Acura MDX 2009 Porsche Cayenne
     
4dr VR6
  • 4dr VR6
  • 4dr V6 TDI
  • 4dr V8
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages
  • AWD with Sport Package
  • AWD with Sport and Entertainment Packages
AWD 4dr Man
  • AWD 4dr Turbo S
  • AWD 4dr Man
  • AWD 4dr Tiptronic
  • AWD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr GTS Man
  • AWD 4dr GTS Tiptronic
  • AWD 4dr Turbo

Prices

MSRP $39,300 $40,990 $44,600
Invoice $36,203 $37,252 $37,910
Avg. Paid $16,090 $19,964 $25,374

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 7.9 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.2 8.0
Performance 8.4 8.9 8.3
Interior 7.9 8.4 8.2
Operating Cost 6.7 7.1 N/A
Safety 9.4 9.4 N/A
Reliability 2.0 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great handling
  • Surprisingly capable off-road
  • Good safety score
  • Sporty handling
  • Plenty of power
  • Great safety scores
  • Upscale, well-made cabin with lots of standard features
  • Fantastic handling
  • Lots of power
  • Sumptuous interior
Cons
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • No third row
  • Poor fuel economy from gas engines
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor reliability score
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy, though similar to competitors
  • Ride may be too stiff for some
  • Price is likely higher than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/195 Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/219
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 108.3 112.4
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 190.7 188.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 78.5 75.9
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.2 66.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086 4548 4762

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Optional
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99 142.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.2 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 61.6 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.6 38.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.7 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 61.6 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.1 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71 83.5 62.51
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 31 42.9 19.07
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.7L/- TBD - 3.6L/219
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 6200 300 @ 6000 290 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 2500-5000 275 @ 5000 273 @ 3000
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 38.1 37.6 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 21.0 26.4

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional
Air Suspension Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link Multi-link Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.