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Selected Style SC1 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC1 Manual 28 40 $11,811 $13,080
SC1 Automatic 26 36 $12,587 $13,940
SC2 Manual 27 38 $14,682 $16,260
SC2 Automatic 25 36 $15,459 $17,120
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,811
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,080
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$218 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 49.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.0 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.1 85
Second Hip Room (in) 47.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.2 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.0 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.7 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2366 2817
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.18 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
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) 28 24
Transmission
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) - TBD - - 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/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 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.060 4.24
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saturn SC 3dr Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 27.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Tri-Link Independent
 
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