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2006 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

To start off, 2006 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volkswagen Golf (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 98 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (99 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 38 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Volkswagen Golf (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (240 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2006 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Volkswagen Golf 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf New Beetle
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 235 km/hour 177 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.2 seconds 12.7 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1336 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 5.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


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