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2014 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2014 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
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.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Touareg requires fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW X3, 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 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. Both the Volkswagen Touareg and the BMW X3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Volkswagen Touareg and the BMW X3 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg is clearly the choice over the BMW X3 for pulling heavy loads. The Volkswagen Touareg has a little more horsepower than the BMW X3.

Utility
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.

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


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2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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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 3.19%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.88%
City MPG: 17 - 20 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
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 $36,615 - $41,310

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