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2016 Nissan 370Z vs. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle, the Nissan 370Z may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan 370Z as you will with the Volkswagen Beetle, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Nissan 370Z 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 Nissan 370Z and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan 370Z is a little wider than the Volkswagen Beetle, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Nissan 370Z takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan 370Z transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Nissan 370Z 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 Nissan 370Z 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
The Nissan 370Z has less seating than the Volkswagen Beetle, making the Volkswagen Beetle the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Nissan 370Z has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Nissan 370Z comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2016 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $41,820 - $48,100

2016 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $25,490 - $34,950
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.53% As low as 4.75%
City MPG: 17 - 18 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 31 - 34
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $39,470 - $45,389 $24,471 - $33,553

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.