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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Comparisons

Base Hatchback

General Pricing

Resale Value $15,200.00 $14,855.00 $15,550.00
Destination $500.00 $520.00 $395.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 1.9L I4 1.6L I4
Horsepower 115 @ 5200 RPM 124 @ 5600 RPM 106 @ 6200 RPM
Torque 122 @ 2600 RPM 122 @ 4800 RPM 103 @ 4600 RPM
Valves 2 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1984 1901 1590
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.3 X 3.6 3.2 X 3.5 3.0 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 10:1 9.5:1 9.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 23 26 29
Highway (mpg) 29 36 36

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2711.7 2381.0 2458.2
Wheelbase (in.) 98.9 102.4 103.2
Length (in.) 161.1 180.0 175.1
Width (in.) 67.9 67.3 67.1
Height (in.) 59.5 52.4 54.7
Track Front (in.) 59.6 56.8 58.1
Track Rear (in.) 58.7 56.0 58.1
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 4 5
Front Headroom (in.) 41.3 38.5 39.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.7 35.7 37.6
Front Legroom (in.) 39.4 42.6 42.7
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.0 31.0 34.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 52.8 53.4 52.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 49.4 52.2 51.8
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A 50.0 50.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 49.0 49.3

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 84.3 84.1 89.8

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension torsion multi-link wishbone
Tires 205/55R16 195/60R15 185/65R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. N/A Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A N/A Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A N/A Std.

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