Compare 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2004 Ford Mustang

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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2-Door Convertible Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 30 $19,932 $20,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 21 31 $21,109 $22,075
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 30 $21,114 $22,640
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 21 31 $22,291 $23,815
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS Turbo 24 31 $23,129 $24,820
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS Turbo 22 29 $24,306 $25,995
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$16,706
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$18,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 83.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 101.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 183.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 10.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 - TBD -
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 0.87 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 3114
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3200 220 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA 996
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.9L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 190 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.37
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.1
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.00

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