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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 161.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 15.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2366 2817
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.18 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 31
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn SC 3dr Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 27.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Tri-Link Independent
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
 
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