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2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Touareg. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Volkswagen Touareg.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Touareg, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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. Both the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Volkswagen Touareg have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is about the same width as the Volkswagen Touareg. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Touareg, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Volkswagen Touareg, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Touareg.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Volkswagen Touareg. With the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class than that of the Volkswagen Touareg.


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2014 Mercedes-Benz
M-Class

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MSRP*: $47,790 - $97,250
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2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $1,750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 20 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 17 - 28 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $44,445 - $90,443 $42,386 - $58,424

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