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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

2dr Hatchback

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L

2dr Hatchback

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
(2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatchback shown)
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
(2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback shown)
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MSRP $18,995 $18,690
Destination Charge $770 $750
Invoice Price $18,235 $17,747
Total List Price $19,765 $19,440
Available Engines 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas) 150-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Rear Seat -
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side, Front Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot - Good
Side, Driver Torso - Poor
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - Poor
Moderate overlap front, Restraints - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck - Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - Acceptable
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest - Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating - Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front - Good
Side, Structure/safety cage - Marginal
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage - Good
Side, Overall Side - Poor
Side, Driver Head Protection - Good
Overview 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible, 8, theft deterrent, window grid and roof mount antenna Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible, 6, theft deterrent, integrated roof antenna
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc remote CD
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible
Interior 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Air conditioning, front manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-overhead console
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim plastic/rubber leather
12V DC power outlet 2 2
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Available:
rubber front & rear
Standard:
carpet front
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows fixed fixed
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver and passenger
Instrumentation analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard N/A
Water temp gauge Standard N/A
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A power
Remote trunk release N/A power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets N/A 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather leather
Seats 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 4 passengers 4 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 4-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 6-way
Front armrests N/A center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats 50-50 bench full bench
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - w/tilt
Seat trim cloth leatherette
Entertainment 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single Standard:
in-dash mounted single
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted single, trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
CD changer compatible Standard Standard
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Speakers 8 6
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard N/A
Safety and Security 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Daytime running lights Standard Standard
Door curb lights N/A 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit Available N/A
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 144/unlimited 144/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Exterior 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Antenna window grid and roof mount integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel composite/galvanized steel
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings body-colored N/A
Bodyside insert chrome N/A
Door count 2 doors 2 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Sunroof N/A Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler N/A Available:
lip
Tires P215/55HR17.0 BSW AS Standard:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/45HR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels 17" silver aluminum Standard:
16" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
17" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available N/A
Mechanical 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Engine 2.5L I-5 2.5L I-5
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type torsion beam torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A Available
Transmission 5-spd man w/OD Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.65 Standard:
3.65
N/A Available:
3.87
Specifications 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L
Exterior length 168.4 " 161.1 "
Exterior body width 71.2 " 67.9 "
Exterior height 58.5 " 59.0 "
Engine 2.5L I-5 2.5L I-5
Horsepower 170 @ 5,700 rpm 150 @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 177 @ 4,250 rpm 170 @ 3,750 rpm
Fuel economy - city 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.25 / 3.64 " 3.25 / 3.65 "
Curb weight 2,939 lbs. Standard:
2,884 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,965 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A Standard:
3,749 lbs.
N/A Available:
3,828 lbs.
Payload 858 lbs. 772 lbs.
Wheelbase 99.9 " 98.8 "
Front track 62.2 " 59.4 "
Rear track 60.9 " 58.8 "
Turning radius 17.7 ' 17.9 '
Drag coefficient .37 .38
Front legroom 41.3 " 39.4 "
Rear legroom 31.4 " 33.5 "
Front headroom 39.4 " 38.2 "
Rear headroom 37.1 " 36.7 "
Front shoulder room 55.3 " 52.8 "
Rear shoulder room 49.0 " 49.3 "
Luggage volume 15.4 cu.ft. 12.0 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 29.9 cu.ft. 27.1 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 85 cu.ft. 81 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.