Compare 2019 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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Final Edition SE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Final Edition SE Automatic 26 33 $22,124 $23,045
Beetle Final Edition SEL Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,419 $24,395
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,124
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,045
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 93.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.1 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
168.8 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.4 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
29.9 53.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3045 3023
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.97
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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