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2018 Ford Mustang vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Mustang may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Mustang as you will with the Volkswagen Beetle, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Beetle, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

The Ford Mustang has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Beetle. The Ford Mustang has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The basic warranty of the Ford Mustang is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2018 Ford

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MSRP*: $25,680 - $39,190

2018 Volkswagen

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MSRP*: $20,220 - $26,790
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City MPG: 15 - 21 26
Highway MPG: 24 - 31 33 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Invoice*: $24,524 - $37,035 $19,411 - $25,719

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.