Compare 1998 Toyota Celica vs 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1998 Toyota Celica
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Convertible GT Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Automatic 22 29 $22,460 $25,350
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Manual 22 28 $21,759 $24,550
Celica 2-Door Coupe GT Automatic 22 29 $18,484 $20,911
Celica 2-Door Coupe GT Manual 22 28 $17,780 $20,111
Celica 3-Door LB GT Automatic 22 29 $18,860 $21,336
Celica 3-Door LB GT Manual 22 28 $18,155 $20,536
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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
$22,460
$14,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,350
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$423 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
18.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
68.5 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
41.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.9 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.0 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
33.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.8 12.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr-assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x 0.39
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.1 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.4 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2815 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/132 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5400 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
8.8 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.95 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Celica Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2Dr Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Torsion-Beam

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