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Selected Style 3-Door LB GT Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door LB Manual GT 28 33 $15,460 $17,085
3-Door LB Automatic GT 29 36 $16,184 $17,885
3-Door LB Manual GTS 23 32 $19,398 $21,555
3-Door LB Automatic GTS 23 30 $20,028 $22,255
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,460
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,085
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 27.0 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 85
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 35.0 36.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.6 49.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 170.5 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.4 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 16.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.0 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.4 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2425 2817
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 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 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 70
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6400 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4200 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Celica Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style 2 Door Liftback 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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