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Selected Style 2-Door Manual 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $22,555 $23,495
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun 28 41 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun 29 39 $25,243 $26,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $25,483 $26,545
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $26,539 $27,645
2-Door Manual 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door Automatic 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door Coupe V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $20,924 $22,200
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,170 $26,200
2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,368 $30,750
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,058 $34,750
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 15 26 $38,930 $42,200
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,636 $27,200
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,782 $31,200
2-Door Convertible GT 15 26 $32,981 $35,750
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 26 $36,671 $39,750
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $49,458 $54,200
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,020 $59,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,195
$20,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$22,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$370 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Beetle Turbo and TDI rightfully stir some excitement, especially with new convertible variants offered, but the base model's still a bit boring. Don't let the brash sound and classic looks fool you; the Ford Mustang offers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck--delivered with surprising sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact car Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.4 29.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.500
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 46.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.300
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 34.700
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 47.800
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.1 83.300
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.400
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 73.900
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 62.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 168.4 188.500
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 55.600
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 62.900
Wheelbase (in) 99.9 107.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.400
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.400 x 1.400
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.800 x 0.750
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 15.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 33.400
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2939 3501
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99M
Displacement 2.5L/151 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 305 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.700
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.660
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.840
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.530
Trans Order Code NA 44X
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.730
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.230
Summary
Body Style Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Beetle Coupe Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.900
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.300
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 (2012) - TBD -
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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