Compare 2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Volkswagen Beetle
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle #PinkBeetle Automatic 24 33 $21,015 $21,890
Beetle 1.8T Classic Automatic 24 33 $19,657 $20,475
Beetle 1.8T Dune Automatic 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $19,195 $19,995
Beetle 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $21,553 $22,450
Beetle 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $24,937 $25,975
Beetle R-Line 2.0T SEL DSG 23 29 $31,249 $32,550
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1.8T 4-Door S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.8T 4-Door S Automatic 25 35 $20,155 $20,995
Golf 1.8T 4-Door S Manual 25 36 $19,099 $19,895
Golf 1.8T 4-Door SE Automatic 25 35 $24,427 $25,445
Golf 1.8T 4-Door SEL Automatic 25 35 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 1.8T 4-Door Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 35 $21,761 $22,795
Golf 1.8T 4-Door Wolfsburg Edition Manual 25 36 $20,705 $21,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $25,873 $26,950
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $29,308 $30,530
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 22 32 $28,252 $29,430
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $31,575 $32,890
Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door S DSG 24 32 $25,051 $26,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door S Manual 24 34 $23,995 $24,995
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $33,707 $35,195
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Automaticbahn Manual 24 34 $32,651 $34,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door S DSG 24 32 $25,627 $26,695
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door S Manual 24 34 $24,571 $25,595
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door SE DSG 24 32 $30,611 $31,990
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door SE Manual 24 34 $29,555 $30,890
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Sport DSG 24 32 $27,931 $29,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Sport Manual 24 34 $26,875 $27,995
Golf R 4-Door DSG 23 30 $35,285 $36,755
Golf R 4-Door DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $38,768 $40,475
Golf R 4-Door Manual 22 31 $34,229 $35,655
Golf R 4-Door Manual w/DCC/Nav 22 31 $37,712 $39,375
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 25 34 $21,773 $22,680
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 30 $23,932 $24,930
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 25 35 $20,718 $21,580
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 32 $22,877 $23,830
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SE Automatic 25 34 $25,948 $27,030
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 34 $28,772 $29,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,015
$20,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,890
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
A versatile, retro throwback, the Volkswagen Beetle offers a decent value but not a lot of high-tech features... kind of like the original. There's a Golf for nearly every taste and need—Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen— and don't forget about the EV eGolf, which is very balanced and fun to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 93.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100 103.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.4 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
29.9 52.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 11.3
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 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3012 3023
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 199 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Golf
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
6.3 6.1
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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