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2014 Ford Mustang vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Beetle than the Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Mustang, 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). The Ford Mustang is somewhat more expensive than 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 Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Volkswagen Beetle, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Mustang, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Beetle. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.


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2014 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*: $27,510 - $40,310

2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $32,755
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 15 - 19 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 27 - 41
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $25,928 - $37,186 $23,995 - $31,445

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