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2015 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura MDX than the Volkswagen Touareg. The Volkswagen Touareg offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Touareg requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura MDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Touareg. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura MDX and the Volkswagen Touareg have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura MDX is a little wider than the Volkswagen Touareg, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura MDX and the Volkswagen Touareg are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Touareg, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Acura MDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura MDX than that of the Volkswagen Touareg.

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2015 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,565 - $56,780

2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.98% --
City MPG: 18 - 20 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $39,473 - $52,447 $42,386 - $58,424

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