Compare 2019 FIAT 500L vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 FIAT 500L
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
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Lounge Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500L Lounge Hatch 22 30 $23,724 $24,320
500L Pop Hatch 22 30 $21,470 $21,910
500L Trekking Hatch 22 30 $22,794 $23,325
500L Urbana Hatch 22 30 $22,794 $23,325
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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 SE Automatic 26 33 $23,419 $24,395
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,724
$22,124
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,320
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.2
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Fiat 500L is a tall-riding family hatchback that struggles with style and comfort in the name of affordability. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 49
Front Leg Room (in)
40 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 100.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
68 29.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.4 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 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)
12 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TQR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TQR NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3254 3045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 330
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.51
Trans Order Code
DF4 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500L 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
7.1 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
- --
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