Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Beetle

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.49 / 5
73 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
185.1 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2970 lbs.
3239 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
35 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
30 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 mpg
33 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Convertible

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
94.7 ft³.
81.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2970 lbs.
3239 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
34 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
1.4 L/85
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.07
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97
2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00
3.19

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)
540
330

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2
6.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
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 Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P215/60TR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 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
36.4 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
11.5 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
39.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.4 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54 in.
43.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
185.1 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.4 in.
58 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.7 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in.
61.1 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in.
5.6 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Jetta
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4