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2015 Subaru BRZ vs. 2015 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 Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

Handling
The Subaru BRZ has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ and the Volkswagen Beetle. The Subaru BRZ has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Subaru BRZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2015 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,695 - $29,490

2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $20,195 - $25,195
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City MPG: 22 23 - 31
Highway MPG: 30 31 - 41
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
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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Invoice*: $24,514 - $27,968 $19,387 - $24,187

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