Volkswagen New Beetle Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Volkswagen New Beetle Reviews

The Volkswagen New Beetle is a 2-door hatchback, convertible offered in a 2dr Auto 1.8T S, 2dr Auto 1.8T SEL, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SEL, 2dr Auto 1.8T SE, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SE, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SE, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SE, 2dr Auto 1.8T S, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line S, 2dr Man 1.8T SE, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SE, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SEL, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SEL, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line S, 2dr Auto 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition PZEV, 2dr Auto 1.8T Denim, 2dr Auto 1.8T SE, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SEL, 2dr Auto 1.8T SEL and 2dr Auto 1.8T Dune. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 turbo (170 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbo (210 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 25 mpg city to 33 mpg highway. The Beetle uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mini Cooper, Hyundai Veloster and Mazda 3.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014

Reviewed Volkswagen New Beetles from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2014 Volkswagen New Beetle hatchback 1.8T 4-cyl
  • 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L 5-cyl MT

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