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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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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 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual 27 33 $18,192 $19,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic 24 33 $19,011 $20,850
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual w/Leather 27 33 $19,102 $20,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic w/Leather 24 33 $19,922 $21,850
3-Door Sport Coupe Type S 24 31 $21,124 $23,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$18,192
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 30.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 29.2
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 79.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.9 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 172.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.7 101.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 17.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.0 x 0.35 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type Power 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 0.87 10.3 x 0.82
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 P135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2817 2694
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 141 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 160 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.880
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.921
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.267
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.212
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.738
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.583
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Acura RSX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Control Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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