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2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed 3
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
42.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
263 hp @ 5500 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,281 lbs
2,884 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
21 MPG
23 MPG
City
18 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
25 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
286.2 miles
290 miles
Cruising Range Highway
397.5 miles
406 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
177.6 in
161.1 in
Height
57.5 in
59 in
Max Width
69.7 in
67.9 in
Front Width
60.4 in
59.4 in
Rear Width
60 in
58.8 in
Wheelbase
103.9 in
98.8 in
Ground Clearance
4.7 in
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
52.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.2 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54 in
49.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.2 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
42.8 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
36 ft
35.8 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
39.1 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-link
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40YR18
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P225/40YR18
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
T125/70D17
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black/Red, Leather & cloth seat trim
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Optional
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Optional
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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