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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Final Edition PZEV 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual PZEV 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Red Rock Edition PZEV 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
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2-Door HB DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 2-Door HB DSG 24 32 $22,984 $24,565
GTI 2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $22,984 $24,565
GTI 2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,885 $23,465
GTI 4-Door HB DSG 24 32 $23,545 $25,170
GTI 4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,545 $25,170
GTI 4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,446 $24,070
GTI 4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,446 $24,070
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,221 $23,255
Golf 2-Door HB Manual 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
Golf 2-Door HB Manual PZEV 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,122 $22,155
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,794 $23,860
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,695 $22,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,846
$22,984
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,790
$24,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$409 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf/TDI feels more upscale than its competitors, and the diesel's exceptional fuel economy is an unexpected bonus in the class.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.0 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.4 11.26 x 0.47
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)
11.0 x 0.9 12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2965 3151
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 480
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
SMPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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