Compare 2006 Honda Insight vs 2006 Volkswagen Beetle

2006 Honda Insight
2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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CVT with A/C
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight CVT with A/C 57 56 $20,123 $21,530
Insight MT 60 66 $18,072 $19,330
Insight MT with A/C 60 66 $19,191 $20,530
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2-Door 2.5L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L Manual 22 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L PZEV Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L PZEV Manual 22 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door TDI DSG 35 42 $18,779 $19,975
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door TDI Manual 37 44 $17,706 $18,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,123
$17,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,530
$18,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$304 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
57 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
56 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
48.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.4 81
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 52.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
155.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
52.2 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 98.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
16.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
N/A -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 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)
7.1 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.32 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P165/65SR14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P165/65SR14 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1975 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
65 @ 4800/89 @ 2000 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.0/61 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
65 @ 5700/71 @ 5700 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I3 Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
56 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
57 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 - 0.41 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.36 - 3.21 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.69 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.68 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent

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