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
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.58
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.8
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
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 Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 7500
Engine Type
Gas Rotary
Fuel System
MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
1.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
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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