2006 Nissan 350Z vs. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Nissan 350Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Nissan 350Z would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Nissan 350Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Nissan 350Z (276 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2013 Volkswagen Touareg. (237 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Nissan 350Z should accelerate faster than 2013 Volkswagen Touareg. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg weights approximately 726 kg more than 2006 Nissan 350Z.

Because 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Nissan 350Z. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg (550 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 186 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Nissan 350Z. (364 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Nissan 350Z. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg has automatic transmission and 2006 Nissan 350Z has manual transmission. 2006 Nissan 350Z will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Nissan 350Z 2013 Volkswagen Touareg
Make Nissan Volkswagen
Model 350Z Touareg
Year Released 2006 2013
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 276 HP 237 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 364 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 95.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.4 mm 91 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Rear AWD
Transmission Type Manual 8-speed automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 2256 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4795 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1940 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1732 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2893 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 100 L


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