FIAT 500L vs. Volkswagen Beetle

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,600 - $18,951
$18,316 - $20,735

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.7 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 in.
37.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
32.3 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
167.3 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
69.8 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3254 .lbs
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
FIAT 500L
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
98.8 ft³.
85.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3254 lbs.
3020 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 mpg.
33 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
EAM
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.4 L/83
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
DF4
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37
2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500
330

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1
6.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
140

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
TQR - TV6
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
TQR - TV6
Not Available

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 - P225/45HR17
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 - P225/45HR17
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.3 ft.
35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.9 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.7 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
49.4 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
167.3 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.8 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
65.7 in.
58.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
59.1 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.4 in.
61.1 in.

Liftover Height

Liftover Height
25.9 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.4 ft³.
15.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
68 ft³.
29.9 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
500L
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4