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Selected Style 2-Door Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
2-Door Manual PZEV 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
2-Door Automatic 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
2-Door Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door PZEV Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door PZEV Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door Coupe V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,747
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,690
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.0 83.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 51.6
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 29.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 188.1
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 107.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.4
Brakes
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 0.4 11.8 x 0.75
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 0.9 11.5 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 33.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2884 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 2.5L/151 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.19
Trans Order Code NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe Ford Mustang
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.7 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.9
 
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