Compare 2015 Ford Mustang vs 2015 Volkswagen Beetle

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2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $32,103 $34,800
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 25 $38,561 $41,800
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 17 28 $27,615 $29,300
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost 22 31 $23,592 $25,300
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $27,029 $29,300
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT 15 25 $29,797 $32,300
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT 50 Years Limited Edition 15 25 $42,592 $46,170
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $33,487 $36,300
Mustang 2-Door Fastback V6 17 28 $22,432 $23,800
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2-Door Automatic 1.8T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,571 $25,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic PZEV 24 32 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV 24 32 $24,571 $25,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,411 $29,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 32 $28,411 $29,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,377 $27,475
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech PZEV 24 32 $26,377 $27,475
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 30 40 $28,987 $30,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 30 40 $30,139 $31,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,755 $30,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 29 $29,755 $30,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,715 $31,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 29 $30,715 $31,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,691 $35,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 29 $33,691 $35,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 30 40 $27,931 $29,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 30 40 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,699 $29,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 31 $28,699 $29,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,659 $30,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 31 $29,659 $30,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,635 $33,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $32,635 $33,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T 25 33 $20,923 $21,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic 25 33 $19,387 $20,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV 25 33 $20,923 $21,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun 25 33 $23,217 $24,185
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 25 33 $23,217 $24,185
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 25 33 $25,147 $26,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 25 33 $25,147 $26,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 31 41 $24,859 $25,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 31 41 $27,657 $28,810
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 24 30 $25,489 $26,550
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEV 24 30 $25,489 $26,550
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 24 30 $30,361 $31,625
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound 24 30 $28,047 $29,215
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 24 30 $28,047 $29,215
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 30 $30,361 $31,625
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 30 $31,177 $32,475
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T 24 33 $19,867 $20,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T PZEV 24 33 $19,867 $20,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun 24 33 $22,162 $23,085
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 24 33 $22,162 $23,085
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 31 41 $23,803 $24,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 31 41 $26,602 $27,710
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $24,433 $25,450
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 31 $24,433 $25,450
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 23 31 $29,304 $30,525
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound 23 31 $26,990 $28,115
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 23 31 $26,990 $28,115
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 23 31 $29,304 $30,525
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $30,121 $31,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,103
$24,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,800
$25,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$580 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Mustang finally makes the rear-end switch—and the SVO's back, at least in spirit. The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle offers plenty of powertrain choice and decent practicality in a retro-leaning package.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.8 81.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 43.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 58
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 7.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 10.7
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)
12.6 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3642 3225
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 2500 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 2.50
Trans Order Code
44X NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 6.5 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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