2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced at $24,065


After a long hiatus, a diesel version of Volkswagen’s Beetle is back on the market. It will start at $24,065, including a $770 destination fee, when it goes on sale this August.

The 2013 Beetle TDI is the sixth Volkswagen diesel available in the U.S., and it uses VW’s 140-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a standard six-speed manual or optional dual-clutch automated manual. It joins the 2.5-liter five-cylinder and turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline models in the Beetle lineup. Volkswagen estimates that manual- transmission TDI Bugs will get 32/41 mpg city/highway.

Three trim levels will be available: TDI; TDI with Sunroof; and TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation. Standards across the lineup include one-touch power windows, cruise control, leatherette seating, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, leather- wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, three-color ambient lighting, keyless entry with push-button start, satellite radio and a media device interface with iPod cable and auxiliary input jack.

Full pricing is below, and all prices include a $770 destination fee.

TDI, manual transmission: $24,065
TDI, automatic transmission: $25,165
TDI with Sunroof, manual transmission: $25,665
TDI with Sunroof, automatic transmission: $26,765
TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation, manual transmission: $26,965
TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation, automatic transmission: $28,065

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News Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer

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