Compare 2002 Toyota Celica vs 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

2002 Toyota Celica
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
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3-Door LB Manual GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door LB Manual GT 28 33 $15,460 $17,085
3-Door LB Automatic GT 29 36 $16,184 $17,885
3-Door LB Manual GTS 23 32 $19,398 $21,555
3-Door LB Automatic GTS 23 30 $20,028 $22,255
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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,460
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,085
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.0 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.0 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 85
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
170.5 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 3.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
16.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.0 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 15.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2425 2817
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4200 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6400 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Liftback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Toyota Celica Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -

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