Compare 1998 Chevrolet Camaro vs 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1998 Chevrolet Camaro
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camaro 2-Door Convertible 19 30 $20,244 $22,125
Camaro 2-Door Convertible Z28 17 25 $25,116 $27,450
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 19 30 $15,211 $16,625
Camaro 2-Door Coupe Z28 17 25 $18,730 $20,470
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 27 $14,336 $15,200
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 29 $14,336 $15,200
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic 34 44 $15,527 $16,475
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe TDI Manual 41 48 $15,527 $16,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,244
$14,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,125
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.5 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
26.8 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 84.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.02 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x 0.39
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.27 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.65 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.67 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.32 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/60R16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.44
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2Dr Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torque Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -

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