Compare 2007 Ford Mustang vs 2007 Volkswagen Beetle

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2-Door Conv Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv Deluxe 19 28 $22,257 $24,075
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Deluxe 17 25 $28,058 $30,520
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 25 $29,120 $31,700
Mustang 2-Door Conv Premium 19 28 $23,153 $25,070
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 21 $41,312 $45,755
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Deluxe 19 28 $17,916 $19,250
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $23,716 $25,695
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $24,777 $26,875
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Premium 19 28 $18,810 $20,245
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 21 $37,018 $40,930
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2-Door Automatic PZEV Triple White
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic PZEV Triple White 22 30 $24,620 $25,990
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic Triple White 22 30 $24,620 $25,990
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 23 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual PZEV 23 31 $16,107 $17,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,257
$24,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,075
$25,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 42.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.3 78
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.73 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.7 5
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.18 11.03 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
T185/60R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3477 3248
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I5
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3500 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 150 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
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
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.13 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link/Panhard Rod Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
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 -

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