(3.9) 19 reviews
MSRP: $1,530$6,522
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 27-45
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take on the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take

Volkswagen confirms that a convertible version of the New Beetle is coming as a 2002 model, answering the prayers of some loyal fans. For 2001, the two-door hatchback returns with a handful of new features.A premium Monsoon sound system is standard on the GLX model, while it is a new option on t... Read Full Report


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Great little car

by zodiaccircle from New Jersey on August 26, 2010

I bought the VW New Beetle used several months ago and it is such an awesome little car! Before my VW I owned a Honda Civic, and while the Civic is a great car I've found I prefer my Beetle. The Beetl... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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