Compare 2003 Ford ZX2 vs 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe

2003 Ford ZX2
2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
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2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard 26 33 $12,373 $13,205
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 26 33 $13,432 $14,355
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Premium 26 33 $13,850 $14,810
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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,199 $15,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,063 $16,825
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,374 $17,195
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $16,596 $17,815
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GL 34 44 $17,238 $18,070
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GL 24 31 $17,558 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $17,460 $18,690
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,687 $18,995
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GL 23 29 $18,422 $19,325
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $18,481 $19,855
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $18,551 $19,870
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $19,345 $20,730
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,129 $21,640
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,993 $22,515
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,884 $23,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,373
$15,199
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,205
$15,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 85
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.7 49.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.7
Liftover Height (in)
25.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
52.3 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55HR16
Front 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)
2478 2817
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5750 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford ZX2 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent

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