Compare 1999 Ford Escort vs 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle

1999 Ford Escort
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $10,769 $11,505
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
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2-Door Coupe GL Manual (CA/NE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,769
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,505
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 84.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.0 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2468 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
99P NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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