Compare 1998 Subaru Impreza vs 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1998 Subaru Impreza
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
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Coupe L 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,162 $16,695
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Coupe Coupe RS 2.5L Automatic AWD w/GD Equip 22 28 $18,121 $19,995
Impreza Coupe Coupe RS 2.5L Manual AWD w/GD Equip 22 28 $17,404 $19,195
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,162 $16,695
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Automatic w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,521 $17,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Manual w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Automatic w/ES 23 30 $17,038 $18,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Manual w/ES 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
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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
$15,162
$14,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 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
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 7.9 x 0.39
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2795 2778
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2Dr Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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