Compare 2011 Honda CR-Z vs 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe

2011 Honda CR-Z
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
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3-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,260 $19,345
3-Door CVT 35 39 $18,871 $19,995
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $19,726 $20,905
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,337 $21,555
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,418 $22,705
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,029 $23,355
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2-Door Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
2-Door Manual PZEV 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
2-Door Automatic 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
2-Door Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door PZEV Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door PZEV Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,260
$17,747
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,345
$18,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Honda CR-Z blazes a new trail for eco-performance—but we’re not quite following. The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 81.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 39.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 9.1 x 0.4
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)
- TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
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)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2637 2884
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 1000 - 1750 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.36
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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