Compare 2000 Ford Mustang vs 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $15,292 $16,710
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $19,292 $21,205
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $19,609 $21,560
2-Door Convertible GT 17 25 $23,080 $25,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $24,988 $27,605
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $28,548 $31,605
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2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,691 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $18,555 $19,875
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,608 $21,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $20,472 $21,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,292
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,710
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 84
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x .55 9.4 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.12
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
47.6 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent

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