Compare 1999 Subaru Impreza Coupe vs 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle

1999 Subaru Impreza Coupe
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Coupe 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 22 29 $14,604 $15,895
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 29 $15,329 $16,695
Coupe 2.5L Manual AWD w/GD Equip RS 22 29 $17,596 $19,195
Coupe 2.5L Automatic AWD w/GD Equip RS 22 28 $18,321 $19,995
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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,604
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2730 2769
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 3600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam

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