Compare 2012 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2012 Audi TT

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2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry PZEV 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
2-Door Coupe Manual PZEV 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo PZEV 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $23,294 $24,265
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo PZEV 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition PZE 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition PZE 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,038 $28,165
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $52,871 $56,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,755
$35,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,495
$38,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$638 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's a tale of two Bugs: base Beetles are boring, but 2012 VW Beetle Turbos have us seeking out the nearest exit ramp. The 2012 Audi TT gets a burst of testosterone and sports-car cred with a bold new TT RS model; otherwise it's a surprisingly well-rounded (and economical) performer.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 47.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.0 73.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.9 97.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
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 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
215/60R16 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
215/60R16 P245/40R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3153
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 258 @ 1600-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 211 @ 4300-6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.80
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.77/3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.83
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Audi TT
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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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