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2011 Volkswagen Touareg 2011 Lincoln MKT 2011 Lexus RX 350
     
4dr VR6 Sport
  • 4dr VR6 Sport
  • 4dr TDI Sport
  • 4dr VR6 Lux
  • 4dr TDI Lux
  • 4dr VR6 Exec
  • 4dr TDI Exec
  • 4dr Hybrid
4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.7L AWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $44,450 $44,300 $39,075
Invoice $42,273 $41,664 $35,363
Avg. Paid $34,218 $24,016 $28,470

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.2 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.6 8.9
Performance 7.8 8.5 8.3
Interior 8.1 8.7 9.0
Operating Cost 7.4 7.6 7.6
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Capable off-road for a luxury crossover
  • High-quality interior
  • Good highway handling
  • Fuel-efficient diesel and hybrid trims
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Many family-friendly and high-tech features
  • Strong reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Chart-topping reliability
  • Quiet, luxurious interior
Cons
  • Not particularly fun to drive
  • Low reliability score
  • Polarizing exterior looks
  • Not very sporty
  • Not as sporty as some in the class

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 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Station Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.9 117.9 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 207.6 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 76.0 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 67.4 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 4871 4178

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard 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
HID headlights Standard Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard 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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.4 142.3 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 58.6 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.0 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 41.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.1 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9 54.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.9 75.9 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.1 39.6 40.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.9

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

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
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Optional Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

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 V6
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.7L/227 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 6200 268 @ 6250 275 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 3000-4000 267 @ 4250 257 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 42.4 38.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 18.6 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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