Compare 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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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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3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 16.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 2910
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3200 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 147 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.36
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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