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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 35 $12,091 $13,380
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 37 $11,369 $12,580
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,680 $16,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 29 35 $13,959 $15,450
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX-A Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $15,222 $16,850
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 34 38 $13,011 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 35 43 $12,109 $13,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe Si Manual 26 31 $15,758 $17,445
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 35 $11,005 $11,650
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 37 $10,062 $10,650
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 35 $11,658 $12,900
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 37 $10,936 $12,100
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 35 $12,276 $13,585
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 37 $11,554 $12,785
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,835 $17,530
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 29 35 $15,113 $16,730
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 35 $13,854 $15,630
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 37 $13,132 $14,830
Civic 4-Door Sedan VP Automatic 32 37 $13,219 $14,630
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2-Door Coupe GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GL Automatic 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GL Manual 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Automatic 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Manual 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Turbo Automatic 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Turbo Manual 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLX Turbo Automatic 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLX Turbo Manual 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,091
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,380
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.4 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
49.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.2 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
45.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 59.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2405 2818
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.3 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.0 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.954 2.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.468 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.357 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.638 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.600 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA 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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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