2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2017 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review

The Volkswagen Touareg offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the BMW X3, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Volkswagen Touareg and the BMW X3.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW X3, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Volkswagen Touareg will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW X3.

Since the Volkswagen Touareg is much wider than the BMW X3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volkswagen Touareg, which is slightly longer than the BMW X3.

Due to its much higher torque, the Volkswagen Touareg does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the BMW X3.

The Volkswagen Touareg has the same turning radius as the BMW X3, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Touareg greatly out-muscles the BMW X3.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Touareg and the BMW X3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Volkswagen Touareg as you will in the BMW X3.

The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Touareg is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW X3.

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2016 Volkswagen

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MSRP*: $42,705 - $63,245

2017 BMW

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MSRP*: $38,950 - $47,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 2.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.82% As low as 3.31%
City MPG: 17 - 21 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 23 - 29 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $40,613 - $60,145 $36,725 - $44,815

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.