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2013 Volkswagen Touareg 2014 Acura MDX 2013 Lexus RX 350
   
4dr VR6 Sport
  • 4dr VR6 Sport
  • 4dr VR6 Sport w/Nav
  • 4dr TDI Sport
  • 4dr TDI Sport w/Nav
  • 4dr VR6 Lux
  • 4dr TDI Lux
  • 4dr VR6 Exec
  • 4dr TDI Exec
SH-AWD
  • FWD
  • SH-AWD
  • FWD with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD with Technology Package
  • FWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • FWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
  • SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr F Sport

Prices

MSRP $43,945 $44,290 $39,660
Invoice $41,792 $41,016 $37,083
Avg. Paid N/A $42,932 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.2 8.6
Performance 7.7 8.0 7.7
Interior 7.5 7.9 8.3
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale cabin
  • Comfortable seats
  • Powerful, fuel-efficient diesel engine option
  • Refined ride and handling
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Attractive, comfortable interior
  • Less-complicated navigation than rivals
  • Smooth, coddling ride in base trims
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Lackluster interior storage
  • Lackluster brakes
  • Performance isn’t sporty

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/195 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 17 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.900 111 107.900
Length, Overall (in) 188.800 193.6 187.800
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.400 77.2 74.200
Height, Overall (in) 68.200 67.6 67.700

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4711 4255 4178

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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet 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
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard 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
Mirror Memory Standard 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 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.400 132.3 99.700
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 38.1 39.000
Front Leg Room (in) 41.400 41.5 43.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.800 61.1 57.900
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 57.5 55.500
Second Head Room (in) 38.900 38.5 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 34.900 36.5 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.700 59.1 57.500
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 57.8 54.500
Third Leg Room (in) 27.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.000 68.4 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.100 38.4 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 14.8

Entertainment

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

Seats

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

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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.5 L/212 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 6200 290 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 3000-4000 267 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39.000 37.6 38.800

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.400 19.5 19.200

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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