Compare 1998 Honda Civic vs 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1998 Honda Civic
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 36 $12,004 $13,380
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 37 $11,286 $12,580
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX "A" Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 30 35 $13,682 $15,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 36 39 $12,920 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 36 44 $12,022 $13,400
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 36 $10,928 $11,650
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 37 $9,990 $10,650
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 36 $11,574 $12,900
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 37 $10,856 $12,100
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 36 $12,143 $13,535
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 37 $11,425 $12,735
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 30 35 $14,785 $16,480
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 36 $13,706 $15,550
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 37 $12,988 $14,750
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 27 $14,336 $15,200
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 29 $14,336 $15,200
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic 34 44 $15,527 $16,475
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe TDI Manual 41 48 $15,527 $16,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,004
$14,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,380
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.2 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 12.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.38 7.9 x 0.39
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2385 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.3 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.600 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.926 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.954 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.468 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.357 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.638 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2Dr Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indepenent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms Torsion-Beam

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