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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2012 Lexus RX Hybrid 2012 Acura MDX
     
4dr Hybrid
  • 4dr Hybrid *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Hybrid
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Advance Package
  • AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package

Prices

MSRP $61,995 $45,235 $43,030
Invoice $58,958 $42,520 $39,863
Avg. Paid $40,027 $35,197 $28,441

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.0 9.2
Performance 8.0 8.4 8.7
Interior 7.8 8.5 8.2
Operating Cost 7.4 8.1 7.3
Safety 10.0 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.5 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent fuel economy for the class
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Smooth regenerative brakes
  • Seamless powertrain operation
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Stellar reliability rating
  • Serene ride
  • Nimble handling
Cons
  • Numb steering
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Dull handling
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Superchaged Gas/Electric V6 3.0L/183 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 20 City / 24 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.9 107.9 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 187.8 191.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 74.2 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 66.3 68.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5135 4520 4550

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard 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 Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver 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 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.4 139.7 141.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.0 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 57.9 61.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 37.7 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 37.1 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.5 61.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.0 80.3 83.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.1 40.0 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System 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 Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
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

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
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Supercharged Standard
Engine Type Superchaged Gas/Electric V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/211 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 380 @ - TBD - 295 combined 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 428 @ - TBD - - TBD - 270 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 - TBD - 37.6

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 32 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 17.2 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 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
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard