Compare 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle vs 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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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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3-Door Coupe Manual RS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 23 31 $16,192 $17,697
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 28 $16,924 $18,497
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 23 31 $17,427 $19,047
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,342 $20,047
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Premium Pkg GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
3-Door Coupe Sportronic w/Premium Pkg GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$16,192
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$17,697
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$295 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 30.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 77.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 34.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.5 50.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 X 1.58
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.0 X .95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2769 2822
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 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/143.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 154 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.858
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.379
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.767
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.363
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.947
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.722
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.583
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .63
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Ind. Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs

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