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At a Glance

Pricing $19,995 - $32,550
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T
Transmissions A6, SM6
Fuel Economy 23-24 (city), 29-33 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 63

Overview Information

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:

1.8T models wear updated front and rear bumpers.

Official Word:

When the first Beetle rolled off the production line, it was simply called the Volkswagen-"the people's car"-but its distinctive shape inspired nicknames across the globe and, in the end, Beetle stuck. In total, 21.5 million cars were sold, making it the most popular car manufactured off a single platform of all time. Now, even after more than 60 years of being sold in America, the Beetle still rekindles the spirit and imagination of the original for...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Beetle 1.8T S 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 56 $19,995
Beetle 1.8T Classic 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 56 $20,475
Beetle PinkBeetle 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 56 $21,890
Beetle 1.8T SE 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 56 $22,450
Beetle 1.8T Dune 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/31/27 56 $23,995
Beetle 1.8T SEL 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 56 $25,975
Beetle 2.0T R-Line SEL 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 23/29/26 63 $32,550