Compare 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 13 19 N/A $122,400
2-Door Coupe S 13 19 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $136,900
2-Door Convertible S S 13 19 N/A $150,900
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2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $22,555 $23,495
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Manual 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun 28 41 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Automatic 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun 29 39 $25,243 $26,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $25,483 $26,545
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $26,539 $27,645
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$122,400
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2040 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Beetle Turbo and TDI rightfully stir some excitement, especially with new convertible variants offered, but the base model's still a bit boring.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.7 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 85.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
49.4 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 2939
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/289 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.27
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.12
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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