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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe DE 1.5L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.5L Manual DE 33 40 $10,251 $11,150
2-Door Coupe 1.8L Manual LS 28 36 $13,255 $14,600
2-Door Coupe 1.8L Automatic LS 26 33 $13,944 $15,350
2-Door Coupe 1.5L Automatic DE 28 36 $10,952 $11,910
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Automatic DE 28 36 $11,956 $13,140
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Manual DE 33 40 $11,326 $12,450
4-Door Sedan 1.8L Manual LS 28 36 $12,192 $13,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8L Automatic LS 26 33 $12,820 $14,090
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,251
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,150
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$186 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 33 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.6 84.3
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 168.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 52.4 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 98.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.1 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.5 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.2 x 0.7 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 32.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.8 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P175/70R13 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T105/70D14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R13 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2150 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 13 x 5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 13 x 5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.4 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 420 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 93 @ 3000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.5L/90.0 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 92 @ 5500 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.416 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.714 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.976 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.583 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 7.874 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.343 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.804 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Mirage Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 - TBD -
 
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