Compare 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2004 Ford Mustang

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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2-Door Convertible Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 30 $19,932 $20,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 21 31 $21,109 $22,075
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 30 $21,114 $22,640
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 21 31 $22,291 $23,815
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS Turbo 24 31 $23,129 $24,820
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS Turbo 22 29 $24,306 $25,995
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$16,706
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$18,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.5
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 83.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 183.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 101.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 10.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55TR16
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 3114
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3200 220 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA 996
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.9L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 190 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.37
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Ford Mustang
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.1
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs

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