Compare Toyota Matrix vs Volkswagen New Beetle

Overview

Engine
1.8L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 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
49.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.8L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,844 lbs
2,884 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
23 MPG
City
26 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
290 miles
Cruising Range Highway
422.4 miles
406 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.9 in
161.1 in
Height
61 in
59 in
Max Width
69.5 in
67.9 in
Front Width
59.8 in
59.4 in
Rear Width
59.9 in
58.8 in
Wheelbase
102.4 in
98.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.8 in
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.6 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.3 in
52.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.2 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.3 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
49.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
43.7 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
19.8 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
49.4 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
36 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension
Independent
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P205/55R16
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P205/55R16
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ash, Fabric seat trim
  • Dark Charcoal, Fabric seat trim
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Not Available
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

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

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

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
Maintenance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance
N/A
Roadside Assistance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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