Volkswagen Touareg 2007 vs Volvo XC90 2006

Volkswagen Touareg
2007 - 2010
Volvo XC90
2006 - 2011
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.5 Diesel2.4 Diesel


Power: 174 HP185 HP
Torque: 400 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds12 seconds
Volkswagen Touareg engine produces 11 HP less power than Volvo XC90, the torque is the same for both cars.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.58.5
Real fuel consumption: 10.6 l/100km10.1 l/100km
The Volvo XC90 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Touareg consumes 1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC90, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Touareg could require 150 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Touareg consumes 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC90.
Fuel tank capacity: 100 litres68 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1050 km in combined cycle800 km in combined cycle
1280 km on highway970 km on highway
940 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Touareg gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Ground clearance: 163 mm (6.4 inches)218 mm (8.6 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Volvo XC90 can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds.


Length: 4.75 m4.81 m
Width: 1.93 m1.90 m
Height: 1.73 m1.78 m
Volkswagen Touareg is 6 cm shorter than the Volvo XC90, 3 cm wider, while the height of Volkswagen Touareg is 5 cm lower.
Seats: 5 seats7 seats
Trunk capacity: 550 litres249 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: no data249 litres
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: 550 litres613 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1570 litres1837 litres
In 5-seat version Volvo XC90 has more luggage space (by 63 litres). The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volvo XC90 (by 267 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.6 meters12.5 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Touareg is 0.9 metres less than that of the Volvo XC90, which means Volkswagen Touareg can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`9002`750
Safety: no datano data
below average

Volkswagen Touareg has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volvo XC90 has serious deffects in 70 percent more cases than Volkswagen Touareg, so Volkswagen Touareg quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 66008800
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Touareg has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volvo XC90 has
  • more power
  • lower fuel consumption
  • higher ground clearance
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