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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard 26 33 $12,373 $13,205
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 26 33 $13,432 $14,355
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Premium 26 33 $13,850 $14,810
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,199 $15,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,063 $16,825
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,374 $17,195
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $16,596 $17,815
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GL 34 44 $17,238 $18,070
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GL 24 31 $17,558 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $17,460 $18,690
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,687 $18,995
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GL 23 29 $18,422 $19,325
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $18,481 $19,855
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $18,551 $19,870
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $19,345 $20,730
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,129 $21,640
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,993 $22,515
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,884 $23,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,373
$15,199
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,205
$15,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$266 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.7 49.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 25.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 52.3 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 98.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 12.0
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 15.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2817
Wheels
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) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 70
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5750 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
Transmission
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
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford ZX2 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
 
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