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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
2-Door Manual 2.5L
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2.0L TDI 28 41 $22,555 $23,495
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 DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun 29 39 $25,243 $26,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $25,483 $26,545
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $26,539 $27,645
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 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 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 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 PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,250
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$333 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.4 85.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 49.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.4
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 168.4
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 58.5
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.8 12.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/55R15 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P155/60R15 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2108 2939
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 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
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 100 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement NA 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 47-74 @ - TBD - 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Electric Gas I5
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 107 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 31
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 93 -
Battery Range (mi) 68 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 22
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 122 -
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo electric drive Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA 6 (2012)
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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