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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2010 Mini Cooper 2010 Volkswagen Golf
     
2dr Manual Coupe
  • 2dr Manual Coupe
  • 2dr Auto Coupe
  • 2dr Red Rock Edition Coupe
  • 2dr Final Edition Coupe
  • 2dr Convertible
  • 2dr Final Edition Convertible
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI

Prices

MSRP $18,690 $18,800 $17,620
Invoice $17,747 $16,920 $16,830
Avg. Paid $10,469 $12,116 $10,807

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 7.9 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.1 8.8 9.2
Performance 7.4 8.5 8.7
Interior 6.6 6.6 8.9
Operating Cost 7.8 7.7 8.1
Safety 7.7 9.2 9.0
Reliability 2.5 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good stopping power
  • Well-made interior
  • Standard heated front seats
  • Excellent fuel economy for a sporty car
  • Good safety scores
  • Many standard safety and interior features
  • Well-made interior
  • Comfortable front and rear seats
  • Engaging performance
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Convertible has little cargo space
  • Tight second-row seats
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Very little rear-seat room
  • Small cargo space
  • Below-average reliability score
  • Below-average reliability

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 28 City / 37 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.8 97.1 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 145.6 165.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 66.3 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 55.4 58.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2884 2568 2968

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 81.0 - TBD - 93
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.8 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 41.4 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 50.3 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.6 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 29.9 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 44.7 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 5000 118 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 3750 114 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 35.1 35.8 ft

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 37 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard