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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GL Manual CA/NE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE 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
3-Door Coupe RS Manual
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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 Sportronic GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Premium Pkg GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.4 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.5 50.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 100.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 16.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 34.0
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2769 2822
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 4G64
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/143.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 154 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .63
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Ind. Multi-link
 
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