Compare 2013 Smart fortwo electric drive vs 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

2013 Smart fortwo electric drive
2013 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $23,250 $25,000
2-Door Cabriolet N/A N/A $26,040 $28,000
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2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $22,555 $23,495
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Manual 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun 28 41 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Automatic 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun 29 39 $25,243 $26,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $25,483 $26,545
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $26,539 $27,645
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,250
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Beetle Turbo and TDI rightfully stir some excitement, especially with new convertible variants offered, but the base model's still a bit boring.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 22 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48.0 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.53 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
50.51 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2108 2939
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
NA 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
47-74 @ - TBD - 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas I5
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
100 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 -
Battery Range (mi)
68 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 22
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
122 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 31
Transmission
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.27
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo electric drive Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 6 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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