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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Overview (See Available Styles)

Offered as a hatchback or a convertible, the retro-themed Volkswagen Beetle can have either of two gas engines or a diesel. The Beetle seats up to four people and competitors include the Mini Cooper and Fiat 500. A limited-edition Beetle GSR is available.

New for 2015
Both the hatchback and convertible receive a new Classic trim, offering unique interior fabric, navigation, a six-speed automatic transmission, available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and more. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine has been replaced with a new 150-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel engine.

Exterior Highlights
  • Retro-influenced styling
  • Wider and longer than the previous-generation Beetle
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Available rear spoiler

Interior Highlights
  • Front bucket seats and a two-person backseat
  • Split-folding backseat for cargo versatility
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Available oil temperature gauge, clock and boost gauge on the dashboard
  • Available touch-screen CD stereo and navigation
  • Available Fender premium stereo
  • Available keyless access and push-button start

Under the Hood
  • 170-hp, turbo 1.8-liter gas four-cylinder engine
  • Available 210-hp, turbo 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder
  • Available 150-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Diesel version is clean enough to be sold anywhere in the U.S.

Safety Features
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Available backup camera
  • Available Car-Net communication system

Beetle R-Line
Available in hatchback or convertible form, the Beetle R-Line has a 210-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and unique styling cues.
  • Unique 19-inch alloy wheels available
  • More aggressive front bumper styling
  • Rear diffuser
  • R-Line badges
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Metallic-type trim on the dashboard and doors
  • Stainless-steel scuff plates
  • Available leather upholstery

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 23 - 31 MPG
  • Highway: 31 - 41 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

20 of 21 (95%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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