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Selected Style 2-Door Manual PZEV
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Trim

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 HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
2-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,122 $22,155
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,221 $23,255
4-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,695 $22,760
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,794 $23,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,747
$16,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,690
$17,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$294 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf/TDI feels more upscale than its competitors, and the diesel's exceptional fuel economy is an unexpected bonus in the class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.0 93
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 41.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 165.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 12.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
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 10.2 x .5
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 11.3 x 1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.8 ft
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2884 2968
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 140
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I5
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.65 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe Volkswagen Golf
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.5
 
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