Compare 1999 Saturn SC 2dr vs 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle

1999 Saturn SC 2dr
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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SC1 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC1 Manual 29 40 $10,750 $11,945
SC1 Automatic 27 37 $11,524 $12,805
SC2 Manual 27 38 $13,054 $14,505
SC2 Automatic 25 35 $13,828 $15,365
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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,750
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,945
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.1 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.5 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
25.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
56.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 12.0
Brakes
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)
7.9 x 1.2 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x 0.7 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.9 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2320 2769
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 2400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.063 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.811 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.172 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.605 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/4th & 5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.950 2.12
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saturn SC 2dr Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep. Tri-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
28 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
28 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 - TBD -

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