Compare 2017 Subaru BRZ vs 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

2017 Subaru BRZ
2017 Volkswagen Beetle
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Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ Limited Automatic 24 33 $27,127 $28,745
BRZ Limited Manual 21 29 $26,251 $27,645
BRZ Premium Manual 21 29 $24,327 $25,495
BRZ Series.Yellow Manual 21 29 $28,157 $29,695
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#PinkBeetle Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle #PinkBeetle Automatic 24 33 $21,015 $21,890
Beetle 1.8T Classic Automatic 24 33 $19,657 $20,475
Beetle 1.8T Dune Automatic 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $19,195 $19,995
Beetle 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $21,553 $22,450
Beetle 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $24,937 $25,975
Beetle R-Line 2.0T SEL DSG 23 29 $31,249 $32,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,127
$21,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,745
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$479 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Subaru BRZ is a great-handling sports car with big value for the dollar; it's just not very fast. A versatile, retro throwback, the Volkswagen Beetle offers a decent value but not a lot of high-tech features... kind of like the original.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.5 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 49
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
45.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
35 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.6 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
166.7 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 29.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45WR17 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45WR17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2835 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 6400 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 7000 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru BRZ Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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