Volkswagen Beetle vs. Volkswagen Jetta

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Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$20,220
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.71 / 5
72 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
174 hp
150 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

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

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.4 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available
15.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
4
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.1 in.
104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
168.8 in.
183.4 in.

Width

Width
71.9 in.
70 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3020 .lbs
2930 - 3009 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
174 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 17 mpg
14 - 39 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
38 - 40 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Jetta

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
85.1 ft³.
94.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3020 lbs.
2930 - 3009 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 mpg.
32 - 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 mpg.
38 - 40 mpg.

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
1.4 L/85

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
5 - 6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46
3.78 - 4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51
2.12 - 2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56
1.27 - 1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14
0.87 - 1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85
0.63 - 0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19
3.19 - 3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330
540

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1
5.4 - 5.5

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
140

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

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

Rear Tire Size

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

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

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

Rear Wheel Size

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

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Full-Size 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
35.4 ft.
36.4 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
11.3 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
55.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
31.4 in.
38.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49 in.
53.6 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.1 in.
104.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
168.8 in.
183.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.6 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.2 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in.
60.3 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in.
5.2 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.4 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
29.9 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Beetle
Jetta

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
1.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4