Compare 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2004 Toyota Camry Solara

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 Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 24 33 $17,297 $19,220
2-Door Coupe Automatic SE 23 32 $18,044 $20,050
2-Door Coupe Manual SPT 24 33 $18,643 $20,715
2-Door Coupe Automatic SPT 23 32 $19,389 $21,545
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SE 20 29 $19,394 $21,550
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SPT 20 29 $20,739 $23,045
2-Door Coupe Automatic SLE 23 32 $20,783 $23,095
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 20 29 $23,354 $25,950
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SLE 20 29 $23,483 $26,095
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SLE 20 29 $26,504 $29,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$17,297
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$19,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 92.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 13.8
Brakes
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 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
9.1 x 0.35 10.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 3175
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 6.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3200 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 157 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Toyota Camry Solara
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut

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