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Selected Style 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle ranges from green to sporty, all the while wearing a dapper take on its classic lines. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4
Second Head Room (in) 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 30.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 151.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 98.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 8.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 38
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2605
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Displacement 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 4500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24
Trans Type 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93
Trans Order Code NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62
Body Style Hatchback
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4 (Est)
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