Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

About Volkswagen Beetle

By evolving the original Beetles styling to meet 21st-century demands, the 2016 VW Beetle is set to win over a whole new generation. Like its ancestor, the Beetle is cute and affordable. Unlike the first Beetle, however, this latest version is loaded with modern safety and high-tech features, comes in a number of colors and offers a choice between two powerful turbocharged engines. The 2016 Beetle elongates the original car’s form, creating a silhouette more reminiscent of a vintage Porsche 356. Unique wheels for each trim further set the Beetle apart from the Mini Cooper and Fiat 500, as does its considerably larger size both inside and out. Regrettably, the excellent TDI diesel engine won’t be offered until its emissions issues are resolved.

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle
What's new for 2016?
2016 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2016 VW Beetle gets a simplified trim lineup, including a new value-added 1.8T S. Automatic Post Collision braking is made standard, while all but the base S trim gain VW Car-Net App-Connect.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle
What's new for 2015?
2015 Volkswagen Beetle

After a new turbocharged gasoline engine arrived last year, a revamped diesel comes for 2015 with more power and even better efficiency. A limited-edition Beetle Classic with a tempting starting price of just over $21,000 also joins the lineup.

2014 Volkswagen Beetle
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volkswagen Beetle

A new 1.8-liter turbo is set to replace the 2.5-liter engine midway through the 2014 product cycle. Also new is an independent rear suspension, a limited-edition GSR trim, VW CarNet and a rearview camera on top-line trims (late availability). For 2014 the Turbo models are renamed R-Line.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volkswagen Beetle

Diesel power comes to the Beetle for 2013. Available in hardtop and convertible models, Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine posts some impressive numbers: 236 lb-ft of torque and 28/41 city/highway mpg. Also, the Beetle Fender Edition, a special trim package presented in cooperation with the iconic electric-guitar maker, is currently available through dealer order.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is as all-new as a car can be.

Consumer Reviews

It's everything I dreamed it would be!

By on Sunday, August 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "gas milage, fun to drive, great standard features"

Cons: "you can't drive more than one at a time"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've waited 20 years to own this car, and i can say it's lived up to all i've dreamt it would be. The sleek design is a real head turner and i'm always getting compliments on my beetle. Everything from the body shape to the rims are so fitting to this design. I bought my 2012 beetle in April of 2016 and so far so good :). This car offers simplistic layout to high end controls. Including, steering wheel controls, cruise control, push button start, touch screen radio/mp3 player, 2 12v power sources, built in aux, two storage compartments on the dash (glove boxes), panoramic sun roof, mute-color option light details on the interior, excellent sound, and keyless entry. I love the ability to just walk up to my car and open it without having to dig out my keys from my purse, especially in the rain. While it appears small on the outside, once you sit in the beetle it's actually quite roomy! My 6'2'' husband fits comfortably in the front, while my 4' 8'' 8 year old fits with extra space in the backseat. I've had a couple of adults in the backseat and they've commented on how much room it has. As for trunk space, it's on the smaller size, but I can haul a hefty amount of groceries or other items in the back without issue. I have a manual, so I'm not sure about any transmission concerns for the automatic versions, but I have had zero issues with mine. I learned to drive a manual in this car, and I can say it was the easiest experience i've had. It is smooth, easy to engage, and shifts like a dream. It's very responsive and handles like a dream. Now that I have my dream car, i'm not sure i'll ever go to anything else. VW really reinvented a classic into a modern dream, and I couldn't be happier."

13 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Terrific dribers car with cheap components

By on Monday, March 20, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,600

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good price, thrifty on gas, amazing to drive"

Cons: "Poor interior quality. Engine issues fixed under w"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This is an amazing drivers car. With the GTI engine it TAKES OFF! Very stable, fun to drive, and it accommodates a tall driver (64). Interior components are very cheap: lots of hard plastics,flimsy upholstery and seat railings and belts prone to failing. Engine runs well: oil leaks were fixed under warranty, and I am NOT an aggressive driver. Gas mileage is AMAZING at 30mpg consistently, on premium. Rear seats are tiny, and uncomfortable. Styling is beautiful."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

an exotic beetle

By on Monday, January 9, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 900

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun fun car head turner"

Cons: "more roar on the engine when you step on gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this is a head turner, looks like porsche. it has a much softer ride than a porshe and it handles the road close to one. has plenty of power up winding hills i drove it up 3,000ft. mountain in drive and it never hesitated in the climb.it also has real good stoping power from its 4 disc brakes. awsome sound system"

64 people out of 70 found this review helpful

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