Compare 2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2014 Ford Mustang

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2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech PZEV 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech PZEV 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T 25 33 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV 25 33 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Premium PZEV 25 33 $26,261 $27,355
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun 25 33 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 25 33 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 25 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 25 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $24,667 $25,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Premium PZEV 29 39 $28,181 $29,355
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $27,451 $28,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo GSR 24 30 $29,851 $31,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo GSR PZEV 24 30 $29,851 $31,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line 24 30 $25,051 $26,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line PZEV 24 30 $25,051 $26,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 24 30 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 24 30 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 30 $30,139 $31,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 30 $30,139 $31,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T 24 33 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T PZEV 24 33 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun 24 33 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 24 33 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 33 $23,899 $24,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 33 $23,899 $24,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $23,611 $24,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo GSR 23 31 $28,795 $29,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo GSR PZEV 23 31 $28,795 $29,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line 23 31 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line PZEV 23 31 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 23 31 $26,779 $27,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 23 31 $26,779 $27,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 23 31 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,899 $24,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,899 $24,895
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 15 26 $33,404 $36,210
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 26 $37,186 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,850 $60,110
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,928 $27,510
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $29,160 $31,610
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,791 $31,210
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,573 $35,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $50,288 $55,110
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,215 $22,510
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,548 $26,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,219
$33,404
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,395
$36,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle ranges from green to sporty, all the while wearing a dapper take on its classic lines. The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.5
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 45
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 29.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 81
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
58 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
100 107.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 3735
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 5.0 L/302
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6200 420 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 390 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99F
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 20 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 15 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.32
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.65
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.66
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.69
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 9.6 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 9.6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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