Compare 2006 MINI Cooper vs 2006 Volkswagen Beetle

2006 MINI Cooper
2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door Convertible 27 35 $19,837 $21,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door Convertible S 25 32 $22,942 $25,400
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 28 36 $15,787 $17,450
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 25 32 $18,892 $20,900
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S w/JCW GP Kit N/A N/A $27,622 $30,600
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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
$19,837
$17,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$18,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$304 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
70 81
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.0 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 98.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.8 12.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.9 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.4 9.13 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.18 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
55 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam

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