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Engines & Power

New Beetle S

Matrix Base 5-Spd MT

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

Standard Engine 2.5L 150 hp I5 1.8L 126 hp I4 2.0L 155 hp I4
Horsepower 150 @ 5000 RPM 126 @ 6000 RPM 155 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 170 @ 3750 RPM 122 @ 4200 RPM 150 @ 4000 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 20/DOHC 16/DOHC 16/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 2480 1794 1997
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.25 X 3.65 3.11 X 3.60 3.29 X 3.59
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1 13.0:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/DI
Turbocharger No No No
Supercharger No No No

Transmissions

New Beetle S

Matrix Base 5-Spd MT

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

Standard Transmission 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Manual Overdrive

Payload & Towing

New Beetle S

Matrix Base 5-Spd MT

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 81.00 96.20 96.30
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 12.00 21.80 12.40
Standard Towing (lb.) No data 1500 No data
Max Towing (lb.) No data 1500 No data
Standard Payload (lb.) No data No data No data
Max Payload (lb.) No data No data No data
Standard GVWR (lb.) No data No data No data
Max GVWR (lb.) No data No data No data

Braking & Traction

New Beetle S

Matrix Base 5-Spd MT

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Opt. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance Std. Opt. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Locking Differential Std. N/A N/A
Traction Control Std. Opt. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Opt. Std.
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