Compare 2019 FIAT 500 vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 FIAT 500
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
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Abarth Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $20,306 $20,745
500 Lounge Hatch 24 32 $19,606 $19,995
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,333 $16,495
500 Retro Hatch 24 32 $19,606 $19,995
500c Abarth Cabrio 24 32 $21,704 $22,240
500c Lounge Cabrio 24 32 $21,004 $21,490
500c Pop Cabrio 24 32 $17,731 $17,990
500c Retro Cabrio 24 32 $21,004 $21,490
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Final Edition SE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Final Edition SE Automatic 26 33 $22,124 $23,045
Beetle Final Edition SEL Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle S Automatic 26 33 $20,059 $20,895
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,419 $24,395
Beetle Convertible Final Edition SE Automatic 26 33 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible Final Edition SEL Automatic 26 33 $28,795 $29,995
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Convertible SE Automatic 26 33 $27,259 $28,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,306
$22,124
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,745
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.6
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.5 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 49
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
47.8 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
55 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 100.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
144.4 168.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
26.8 29.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.5 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 10
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/45HR16 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T1D NA
Front Tire Size
P195/45HR16 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T1D NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2512 3045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 2500 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 2.51
Trans Order Code
DDE NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500 Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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