Compare 2014 smart fortwo electric drive vs 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2014 smart fortwo electric drive
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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2-Door Coupe Passion
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Passion N/A N/A $23,250 $25,000
2-Door Cabriolet Passion N/A N/A $26,040 $28,000
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2-Door Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 24 32 $29,525 $30,755
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 28 37 $31,445 $32,755
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,250
$24,163
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 81.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
50.5 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 100
Liftover Height (in)
28.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 71.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/60TR15 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/55TR15 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2094 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 4.5 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
96 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
74 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-5
Displacement
- 2.5 L/151
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 -
Battery Range (mi)
68 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
122 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.50
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
smart fortwo electric drive Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Other Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Other Multi-Link
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.9 (Est)
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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