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2-Door I4 Manual LX-S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 24 34 $21,372 $23,350
2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 26 35 $22,147 $24,200
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 26 35 $22,147 $24,200
2-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,900 $25,025
2-Door I4 Automatic EX 26 35 $23,675 $25,875
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 26 35 $23,675 $25,875
2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 26 35 $25,677 $28,070
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 26 35 $25,677 $28,070
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 26 35 $27,501 $30,070
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 26 35 $27,501 $30,070
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 32 $27,757 $30,350
2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 18 28 $27,757 $30,350
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 32 $29,581 $32,350
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 18 28 $29,581 $32,350
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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
$21,372
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,350
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 85.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.54 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.23 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 2939
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6400 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3900 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.830 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.673 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.080 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.105 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.024 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.686 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.643 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.361 1.27
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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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