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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible GL Manual
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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
3-Door Coupe RS 2.4L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS 23 31 $17,378 $18,399
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Automatic RS 21 27 $18,134 $19,199
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual GS 23 31 $18,370 $19,449
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Sportronic Automatic GS 21 27 $19,220 $20,349
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GT 20 29 $20,448 $21,649
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GT 20 28 $21,297 $22,549
2-Door Spyder 2.4L Manual GS 23 31 $23,140 $24,499
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GTS 20 29 $23,281 $24,649
2-Door Spyder 2.4L Sportronic Automatic GS 20 26 $24,085 $25,499
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GTS 20 28 $24,368 $25,799
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Manual GT 20 29 $25,218 $26,699
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GT 20 28 $26,162 $27,699
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Manual GTS 20 29 $27,532 $29,149
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GTS 20 28 $28,713 $30,399
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$17,378
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$18,399
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 30.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78 79.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 34.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 42.1 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 NA
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 176.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5 16.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3075 2910
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 147 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3200 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.72
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) 3.78 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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