2014 Volkswagen Beetle

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle
Available in 13 styles:  2014 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatchback shown
Starting MSRP
$20,295–$32,755
Estimated MPG

21–29 city / 27–41 hwy

Summary

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Vehicle Overview

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.

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New for 2014
The Beetle has a new turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder as its base engine. The engine makes 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. With the adoption of a turbocharged engine as the base powerplant, the Beetle Turbo is now known as the Beetle R-Line. All Beetle gas engines can now run on E15 fuel, and higher trim levels get a backup camera.  


Volkswagen's Car-Net communication system is available for the Beetle. It includes services like roadside assistance, crash notification and stolen vehicle location assistance as well as boundary and speed alerts, a vehicle health report and an enhanced point-of-interest service for vehicles with navigation. All Car-Net features can also be administered by a smartphone app.
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

  • New base 170-hp, turbo 1.8-liter gas four-cylinder engine
  • Available 140-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Available 210-hp, turbo 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Diesel version is clean enough to be sold anywhere in the U.S.

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system 
  • Available backup camera

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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Beetle GSR
The Beetle GSR recalls one of the limited-edition Beetles of the past. It packs a 210-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, unique interior styling details and a yellow-and-black paint scheme reminiscent of the Beetle GSR from the 1970s. As with the original, production will be limited to 3,500 units; more than half are slated for the U.S.

  • Wide black stripes run the length of the hood, and the roof and liftgate are painted black
  • Side doors get GSR lettering and stripes
  • Rear spoiler
  • Low-profile tires fitted to 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Sport seats and steering wheel are finished in leather and have contrasting yellow stitching
  • GSR gear selector
  • Steering wheels of each GSR are numbered

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