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2010 Volkswagen Touareg 2010 Lexus RX 350 2010 Lexus RX Hybrid
     
4dr VR6
  • 4dr VR6
  • 4dr V6 TDI
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid
 

Prices

MSRP $40,850 $37,625 $42,685
Invoice $37,624 $34,049 $38,841
Avg. Paid $19,628 $25,706 $27,071

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.0 8.4
Performance 8.3 8.4 8.4
Interior 8.1 9.1 8.7
Operating Cost 7.1 7.4 8.0
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.4
Reliability 2.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good handling
  • Surprisingly capable off-road
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • Classy cabin
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability
  • High safety scores
  • Smooth, car-like handling
  • Well-made, high-quality interior
  • Smooth ride
  • Refined interior
  • Fantastic fuel economy for the class
  • Outstanding reliability rating
Cons
  • Underpowered base V6 engine
  • Not as much cargo capacity as rivals
  • Low reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Not particularly fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/195 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/214
MPG 14 City / 19 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4-Door SUV 4-Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 107.9 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 187.8 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 74.2 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 67.7 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086 4178 4520

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional Optional
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99 100.9 100.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.1 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.0 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.7 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 36.8 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.6 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 31 40.0 40.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.5L/211 3.5L/214
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 6200 275 @ 6200 245 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 2500-5000 257 @ 4700 234 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Sequential-Shift ECVT
Turning diameter 38.1 38.8 38.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 19.2 17.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard