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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 84.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.0
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2730 2769
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 3600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
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
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
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

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