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Selected Style SC1 Manual
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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
2-Door Coupe GL Manual (CA/NE)
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 52.5 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.1 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 32.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2320 2769
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 2400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 31
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn SC 2dr Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 -
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
 
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