Volvo XC90 2006 vs Volkswagen Touareg 2007

Volvo XC90
2006 - 2011
Volkswagen Touareg
2007 - 2010
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.4 Diesel2.5 Diesel


Power: 185 HP174 HP
Torque: 400 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds12 seconds
Volvo XC90 engine produces 11 HP more power than Volkswagen Touareg, the torque is the same for both cars.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.59.5
Real fuel consumption: 10.1 l/100km10.6 l/100km
The Volvo XC90 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volvo XC90 consumes 1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Touareg, which means that by driving the Volvo XC90 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 150 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volvo XC90 consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Touareg.
Fuel tank capacity: 68 litres100 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 800 km in combined cycle1050 km in combined cycle
970 km on highway1280 km on highway
670 km with real consumption940 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: 218 mm (8.6 inches)163 mm (6.4 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: 4.81 m4.75 m
Width: 1.90 m1.93 m
Height: 1.78 m1.73 m
Volvo XC90 is 6 cm longer than the Volkswagen Touareg, 3 cm narrower, while the height of Volvo XC90 is 5 cm higher.
Seats: 7 seats5 seats
Trunk capacity: 249 litres550 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: 249 litresno data
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: 613 litres550 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1837 litres1570 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: 12.5 meters11.6 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo XC90 is 0.9 metres more than that of the Volkswagen Touareg, which means Volvo XC90 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`7502`900
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 (€): 92007200
Pros and Cons: Volvo XC90 has
  • more power
  • lower fuel consumption
  • higher ground clearance
Volkswagen Touareg has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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