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2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2013 Lexus RX 350 2013 Lexus RX Hybrid
     
4dr Hybrid
  • 4dr Hybrid
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr F Sport
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid

Prices

MSRP $62,575 $39,660 $46,310
Invoice $59,510 $37,083 $43,531
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.6 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.6 8.5
Performance 8.2 7.7 7.9
Interior 7.1 8.3 8.1
Safety 10.0 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale interior
  • Powerful powertrain
  • Refined handling
  • Attractive, comfortable interior
  • Less-complicated navigation than rivals
  • Smooth, coddling ride in base trims
  • Good fuel economy
  • Luxurious and quiet cabin
  • Pleasant performance
  • Excellent fuel economy for a midsize SUV
Cons
  • More expensive and less fuel-efficient than diesel Touareg
  • Performance isn’t sporty
  • Navigation controls take some getting used to

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Superchaged Gas/Electric V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211
MPG 20 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.900 107.900 107.900
Length, Overall (in) 188.800 187.800 187.800
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.400 74.200 74.200
Height, Overall (in) 68.200 67.700 66.300

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5135 4178 4520

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard 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 Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
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 Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional 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.) 101.400 99.700 99.700
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 39.000 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.400 43.100 43.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.800 57.900 58.000
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.500 55.600
Second Head Room (in) 38.900 37.700 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 34.900 36.800 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.700 57.500 57.600
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.500 54.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.000 80.300 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.100 40.000 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard 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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Supercharged Standard
Engine Type Superchaged Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 380 @ - TBD - 270 @ 6200 295 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 428 @ - TBD - 248 @ 4700 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 39.000 38.800 - TBD -

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.400 19.200 17.200

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone Double-Wishbone
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
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard