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2014 Lexus CT 200h vs. 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus CT 200h than the Volkswagen Beetle. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus CT 200h 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 Lexus CT 200h, 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 Lexus CT 200h 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 Destination Charge for the Lexus CT 200h is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Beetle.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus CT 200h is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Beetle, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus CT 200h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
The Lexus CT 200h has much less torque than the Volkswagen Beetle, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus CT 200h 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 Lexus CT 200h 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
The Lexus CT 200h offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus CT 200h than that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2014 Lexus
CT 200h

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MSRP*: $32,050

2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $20,195 - $25,195
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City MPG: 43
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
23 - 31
Highway MPG: 40 31 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $30,417 $19,387 - $24,187

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