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2012 Volkswagen Touareg 2012 Lexus RX 350 2012 Lexus RX Hybrid
     
4dr VR6 Sport
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  • 4dr VR6 Sport w/Nav
  • 4dr TDI Sport
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  • 4dr TDI Exec
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid

Prices

MSRP $43,375 $39,075 $45,235
Invoice $41,251 $36,537 $42,520
Avg. Paid $29,704 $31,994 $35,197

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.0 9.0
Performance 7.7 8.3 8.4
Interior 8.0 9.0 8.5
Operating Cost 7.4 7.7 8.1
Safety 10.0 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy with diesel engine
  • Straightforward climate, audio and navigation controls
  • Serene ride quality
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Stellar reliability rating
  • Serene ride
Cons
  • Limited cargo space for class
  • Lackluster handling
  • Dull handling

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/211
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.9 107.9 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 187.8 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 74.2 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 67.7 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 4178 4520

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera 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
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
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
Heated Mirrors Standard 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.) 101.4 100.9 139.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.1 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.1 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 58.0 57.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 37.7 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 36.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.6 57.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.0 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.1 40.0 40.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional 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

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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist 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
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/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 6200 270 @ 6200 295 combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 3000-4000 248 @ 4700 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift Continuously variable ratio
Turning diameter 39.0 38.8 - TBD -

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 19.2 17.2

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans 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.