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2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2014 Lexus IS 350C 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 Volkswagen Beetle than the Lexus IS 350C. The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS 350C, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Based on MSRP, the Volkswagen Beetle is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus IS 350C. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lexus IS 350C.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Beetle is about the same width as the Lexus IS 350C. If you go with the Volkswagen Beetle, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus IS 350C.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Beetle doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350C.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Beetle is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350C. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Beetle and the Lexus IS 350C. The Volkswagen Beetle has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus IS 350C, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Beetle is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 350C.

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2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $29,395

2014 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,140
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 28 19
Highway MPG: 27 - 41 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,995 - $28,219 $43,839

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