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2014 Scion FR-S vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Beetle than the Scion FR-S, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Beetle will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Beetle requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Scion FR-S, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Scion FR-S or the Volkswagen Beetle, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Scion FR-S will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Dimensions
The Scion FR-S is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Beetle, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Scion FR-S takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
The Scion FR-S has much less torque than the Volkswagen Beetle, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Scion FR-S has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Scion FR-S has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Beetle, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
The Scion FR-S comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2014 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400

2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995
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Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% --
City MPG: 22 22 - 29
Highway MPG: 30 31 - 41
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,465 - $26,030 $19,195 - $28,795

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