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2014 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2014 Acura MDX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Volkswagen Touareg offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Acura MDX. The Volkswagen Touareg offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). The Volkswagen Touareg is somewhat more expensive than the Acura MDX. 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 Volkswagen Touareg and the Acura MDX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Touareg is a little narrower than the Acura MDX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Volkswagen Touareg is slightly shorter than the Acura MDX, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Volkswagen Touareg has a little less horsepower than the Acura MDX.

Utility
The Volkswagen Touareg has less seating than the Acura MDX, making the Acura MDX the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Touareg has less cargo space than the Acura MDX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Touareg is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura MDX.


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2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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2014 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,290 - $56,505
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.53%
City MPG: 17 - 20 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 29 27 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $42,386 - $58,424 $39,186 - $52,195

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