Compare 2002 Ford Escort vs 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

2002 Ford Escort
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
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2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard 26 33 $12,054 $12,815
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 26 33 $13,016 $13,860
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Premium 26 33 $13,434 $14,315
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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,054
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,815
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.7 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 85
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.3 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.7
Liftover Height (in)
25.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.0 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2478 2817
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5300 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 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)
1.31 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.24
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
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 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent

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