2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic

At a Glance

Pricing $20,195 - $31,625
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D
Transmissions A6, M5, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 23-31 (city), 30-41 (highway)

It's hard to approach the status of the Beetle. Only a couple of cars on the road have similar lifetime sales numbers and few have the instantly recognizable shape of the Beetle. Introduced in 2012, the third generation is longer, wider and has an overall more aggressive look. Modern Beetles are front wheel drive with the engine in front. A large hatchback and fold-down rear seat fill the space where the engine used to be. Beetle powertrains include an inline five-cylinder engine and a turbocharged four cylinder. The turbocharged Beetle with 200-horsepower and a six-speed dual clutch transmission should be quick enough to turn some heads. In today's market, Scion, Hyundai, and Kia provide the kind of value that the original Beetle was known for, but a unique combination of heritage, style, utility, and fuel economy should help keep the Beetle on some shopping lists.

What Changed:

New TDI four-cylinder.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI MSRP
Beetle Classic 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 25 / 33 / 29 56 $20,195
Beetle 1.8T 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) M5 FWD 24 / 33 / 28 56 $20,470
Beetle 1.8T 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 25 / 33 / 29 56 $21,570
Beetle 1.8T Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) M5 FWD 24 / 33 / 28 59 $25,095
Beetle 1.8T Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 25 / 33 / 29 59 $26,195
Beetle TDI 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 31 / 41 / 36 56 $24,795
Beetle TDI 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 31 / 41 / 36 56 $25,895
Beetle TDI Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 31 / 41 / 36 56 $27,710
Beetle TDI Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 31 / 41 / 36 56 $28,810
Beetle R-Line 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23 / 31 / 27 61 $25,195
Beetle R-Line 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24 / 30 / 27 61 $26,295
Beetle R-Line Sunroof & Sound 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23 / 31 / 27 61 $28,115
Beetle R-Line Sunroof & Sound 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24 / 30 / 27 61 $29,215
Beetle R-Line Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23 / 31 / 27 63 $30,525
Beetle R-Line Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24 / 30 / 27 63 $31,625