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2014 FIAT 500c vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The FIAT 500c offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Beetle with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500c, drivers may find the Volkswagen Beetle a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500c, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500c is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Beetle. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500c and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500c is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Beetle, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500c, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 500c has much less torque than the Volkswagen Beetle, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 500c has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500c is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Beetle. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500c and the Volkswagen Beetle. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500c will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500c than that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2014 FIAT
500c

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MSRP*: $19,695 - $26,195
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2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $29,395
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $250
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.12% --
City MPG: 28 - 31 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 27 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $19,151 - $25,196 $23,995 - $28,219

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