Compare 2013 Ford Mustang vs 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

2013 Ford Mustang
2013 Volkswagen Beetle
Add Vehicle
Select style
2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 15 26 $32,981 $35,750
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 26 $36,671 $39,750
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,020 $59,200
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,636 $27,200
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $28,782 $31,200
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Boss 302 15 26 $38,930 $42,200
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,368 $30,750
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,058 $34,750
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $49,458 $54,200
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $20,924 $22,200
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,170 $26,200
Select style
2-Door Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L 50s Edition PZEV 21 27 $25,051 $26,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L 70s Edition PZEV 21 27 $27,451 $28,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L PZEV 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech PZEV 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T 60s Edition PZEV 21 29 $31,099 $32,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T PZEV 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound PZEV 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav PZEV 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $26,779 $27,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,027 $29,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T PZEV 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound PZEV 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav PZEV 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L Fender Edition PZEV 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $23,611 $24,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun 29 39 $25,243 $26,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $26,539 $27,645
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition PZEV 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo PZEV 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line PZEV N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $22,555 $23,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun 28 41 $24,187 $25,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $25,483 $26,545
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition PZEV 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo PZEV 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line PZEV N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L Fender Edition PZEV 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,981
$23,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,750
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don't let the brash sound and classic looks fool you; the Ford Mustang offers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck--delivered with surprising sophistication. The 2013 Beetle Turbo and TDI rightfully stir some excitement, especially with new convertible variants offered, but the base model's still a bit boring.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.400 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.800 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.800 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
45.200 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.000 81.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.500 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.000 43.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.400 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.600 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.100 100.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.900 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.000 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.200 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.600 7.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.200 x 1.400 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x 0.750 10.7 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.000 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.700 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.400 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
390 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99F NA
Displacement
5.0L/302 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
412 @ 6500 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.430 2.37
Trans Order Code
44X NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.310 3.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.320 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.650 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.660 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.690 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.320 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.900 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.300 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue