Compare 2005 Acura RSX vs 2005 Volkswagen Beetle

2005 Acura RSX
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2-Door Coupe AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RSX 2-Door Coupe AT 25 34 $19,307 $21,175
RSX 2-Door Coupe AT Leather 25 34 $20,286 $22,250
RSX 2-Door Coupe MT 27 34 $18,488 $20,275
RSX 2-Door Coupe MT Leather 27 34 $19,467 $21,350
RSX 2-Door Coupe Type-S 6-spd MT Leather 23 31 $21,579 $23,670
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2-Door Dark Flint
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Dark Flint 21 31 $24,103 $25,790
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Bi-Color Edit 22 31 $19,445 $20,745
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GL Automatic 22 31 $16,917 $17,645
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GL Manual 24 31 $15,844 $16,570
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GLS Automatic 22 31 $18,613 $19,845
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GLS Manual 24 31 $17,540 $18,770
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GLS TDI DSG 36 42 $19,758 $21,085
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GLS TDI Manual 38 46 $18,685 $20,010
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GLS Turbo Automatic 22 30 $20,617 $22,015
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door GLS Turbo Manual 25 30 $19,544 $20,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,307
$24,103
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,175
$25,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.2 78
Second Hip Room (in)
46.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 37.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 42.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.4 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 98.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
16.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.82 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.35 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.59 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2809 3159
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 4000 125 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RSX Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Control Link MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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