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2-Door Conv Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv Deluxe 19 28 $22,136 $24,040
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Deluxe 17 25 $27,469 $29,965
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 25 $28,530 $31,145
Mustang 2-Door Conv Premium 19 28 $22,923 $24,915
Mustang 2-Door Conv Standard 19 28 $22,046 $23,940
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Deluxe 19 28 $17,793 $19,215
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $23,126 $25,140
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $24,188 $26,320
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Premium 19 28 $18,581 $20,090
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Standard 19 28 $17,703 $19,115
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2-Door 2.5L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L Manual 22 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L PZEV Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L PZEV Manual 22 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door TDI DSG 35 42 $18,779 $19,975
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door TDI Manual 37 44 $17,706 $18,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,136
$17,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,040
$18,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$304 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.3 81
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.73 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 98.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.7 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 1.18 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.13 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3477 2965
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/244 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I5
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3500 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.37
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.13 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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