Compare 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle vs 2006 Mazda RX-8

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle
2006 Mazda RX-8
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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle
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4-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,458 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $24,458 $26,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$24,458
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$26,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$441 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.8
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
- 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
- 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 7.58
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.8
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 36.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3075
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
- Gas Rotary
Fuel System
- MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 212 @ 7500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.06
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.40
Trans Type
- 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA

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