2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible R-Line

At a Glance

Pricing $25,345 - $35,095
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D
Transmissions A6, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 23-30 (city), 29-40 (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. A power-retractable, soft-top convertible model re-joined the lineup in 2013. Modern Beetles are front wheel drive with the engine in front. 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 Convertible 1.8T 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 32 / 28 55 $25,345
Beetle Convertible Classic 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 32 / 28 55 $25,995
Beetle Convertible 1.8T Sound/Navigation 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 32 / 28 58 $29,595
Beetle Convertible R-Line 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23 / 31 / 27 62 $29,595
Beetle Convertible R-Line 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 23 / 29 / 26 62 $30,695
Beetle Convertible R-Line Sound/Navigation 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23 / 31 / 27 64 $33,995
Beetle Convertible R-Line Sound/Navigation 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 23 / 29 / 26 64 $35,095
Beetle Convertible TDI 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 30 / 40 / 34 55 $29,095
Beetle Convertible TDI 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30 / 40 / 34 51 $30,195
Beetle Convertible TDI Sound/Navigation 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 30 / 40 / 34 55 $30,295
Beetle Convertible TDI Sound/Navigation 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30 / 40 / 34 51 $31,395