Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2010 Volkswagen Beetle

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Final Edition PZEV 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual PZEV 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Red Rock Edition PZEV 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,706
$18,846
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,395
$19,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$330 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe. The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 39.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 81.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 12.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 9.1 x 0.4
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)
12.4 x 1.18 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3651 2965
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/281 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4250 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.87
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.37
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.04
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.1

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