Compare 2013 MINI Cooper Clubman vs 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

2013 MINI Cooper Clubman
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 27 35 $19,690 $21,400
2-Door Coupe S 26 35 $23,090 $25,100
2-Door Coupe Clubvan 27 35 $23,270 $25,395
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 26 35 $29,715 $32,300
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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
$19,690
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,400
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / 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
27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.300 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.700 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.900 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.700 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.300 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.000 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.944 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.141 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.755 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
100.275 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.259 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.440 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.181 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
32.842 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.196 x 0.393 - 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)
11.023 x 0.866 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.566 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.089 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
300 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2689 2939
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.494 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.194 1.27
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.784 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.143 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.792 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.353 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.914 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.683 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.214 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Clubman Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 6 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.4
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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