Compare 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle vs 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,691 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $18,555 $19,875
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,608 $21,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $20,472 $21,950
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $12,304 $13,160
4-Door Sedan LS 23 31 $13,842 $14,805
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $15,301 $16,365
2-Door Convertible Z24 23 33 $18,541 $19,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$12,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$13,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$219 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 87.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.5 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2769 2584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 135 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA LN2
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.2L/133
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 115 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.58
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 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.74
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 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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