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2014 BMW X5 vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW X5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Touareg, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X5 and the Volkswagen Touareg.

Convenience
The BMW X5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Touareg, 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). The BMW X5 is somewhat more expensive 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. The BMW X5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Touareg. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg is clearly the choice over the BMW X5 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the BMW X5 as you will in the Volkswagen Touareg.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X5 than that of the Volkswagen Touareg.


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2014 BMW
X5

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MSRP*: $52,800 - $68,200

2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% --
City MPG: 14 - 23 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 31 23 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $48,575 - $62,745 $42,386 - $58,424

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