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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible GL Manual
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Trim

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
2-Door Convertible Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 26 32 $22,527 $24,895
2-Door Convertible Manual SEQ 26 33 $23,432 $25,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$22,527
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$24,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$415 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact 2-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78 48
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 42.1 -
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 153.0
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 48.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 96.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5 1.5
Brakes
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 10.0 x 0.8
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 10.3 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/45VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P185/55VR15
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 P185/55R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3075 2195
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 138 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3200 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.31
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 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Toyota MR2 Spyder
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2-Seat Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Dual Link Indep
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut
 
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