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2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2014 Lexus RX Hybrid 2014 Volkswagen Touareg
4dr Hybrid
  • 4dr Hybrid
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
4dr 3.6L Sport
  • 4dr 3.6L Sport
  • 4dr 3.6L Sport w/Nav
  • 4dr TDI Sport w/Nav
  • 4dr 3.6L Lux
  • 4dr 3.6L R-Line
  • 4dr TDI Lux
  • 4dr X
  • 4dr 3.6L Exec
  • 4dr TDI R-Line
  • 4dr TDI Exec

Prices

MSRP $64,745 $46,410 $44,570
Invoice $61,572 $43,625 $42,386
Avg. Paid $61,887 N/A $43,412

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.7 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.6 8.3
Performance 8.1 7.9 7.9
Interior 8.1 8.1 7.9
Safety 10.0 8.5 10.0
Reliability 2.5 5.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale interior
  • Powerful hybrid powertrain
  • Refined handling
  • Upscale, refined cabin
  • Ample cargo space
  • Roomy, comfortable seats
  • Great fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior appointments
  • Exceptionally comfortable seats
Cons
  • Rival hybrid SUVs use less fuel
  • Complicated infotainment controller
  • Unexciting handling
  • Pricey for a mainstream brand

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Supercharger Gas/Electric V-6 3.0 L/183 Gas/Electric V-6 3.5 L/211 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220
MPG 20 City / 24 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.9 107.9 113.9
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 187.8 188.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 74.2 76.4
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 66.7 68.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4520

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard 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 Standard Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 7716 7716

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
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 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 Standard
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 Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard 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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.1 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 57.9 59.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 37.7 38.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 37.1 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.5 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 64 80.3 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.1 40 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 32.1 40 32.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard 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
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard 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 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 Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard 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 Standard Optional Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Supercharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Gas/Electric V-6 Gas/Electric V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.0 L/183 3.5 L/211 3.6 L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 380 @ 5500 295 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 428 @ 1000 234 @ 4800 266 @ 2500
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39 38.8 39

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 32 (Est) 17 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28 (Est) 23 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 17.2 26.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard