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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
2-Door Coupe Standard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,142 $17,475
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,687 $18,080
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,691 $19,195
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,313 $23,220
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,366 $24,390
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,115 $23,000
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,442 $25,585
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,142 $27,475
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,195 $28,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$16,142
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$17,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$291 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 29.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 83.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 38.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 35.5
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.9 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 183.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 98.7 101.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 10.9
Brakes
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 10.8 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.0 x 0.35 10.5 x .55
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2817 3066
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 130
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 193 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.99
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.35
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Ford Mustang
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30.1
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four-bar link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
 
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