2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Convertible

At a Glance

Pricing $24,725 - $30,275
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 24 (city), 31-33 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 58
Style 4 stars out of 5
Utility 1 stars out of 5
Livability 3 stars out of 5
Value 4 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

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. 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:

Updated front and rear bumpers. Convertible is now available in a Dune model. R-Line convertible dropped.

Official Word:

The Beetle has been one of the most popular open-top cars ever built since the type 15 Convertible debuted in 1949, with more than 500,000 examples being built between its release and the current car, which went on sale in 2012 as a 2013 model. Each iteration has reinforced the Beetle's iconic design and inspired a whole new generation of buyers. New for 2017 Like the Beetle coupe, the 2017 Beetle Convertible 1.8T gets a revised...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Beetle Convertible 1.8T S 2 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 55 $24,725
Beetle Convertible 1.8T Classic 2 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 55 $24,995
Beetle Convertible 1.8T SE 2 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 55 $26,750
Beetle Convertible PinkBeetle 2 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 55 $26,795
Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune 2 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/31/27 50 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 1.8T SEL 2 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/33/28 58 $30,275