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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
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 Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
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
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2-Door Coupe Standard
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 Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,115 $23,000
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 83.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 10.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.7
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2817 3066
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Engine
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.8L/232
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Ford Mustang
Suspension
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
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

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