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Volkswagen New Beetle

The original Volkswagen Beetle became a cultural icon in the 1960s and 1970s and was sold in the U.S. from 1951 until it faded away in 1979. VW brought the car back to their lineup from 1998 to 2010 as the "New Beetle" to great success. Missing just 2011 with no Beetle model, Volkswagen again relaunched the line as simply the "Beetle" in 2012. The latest 2014 Volkswagen Beetle remains a roomy compact vehicle that is fun and economical to drive. If you are into the retro-look in a vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle can offer just that. CARFAX is there for you when you are in the market for a new vehicle, as you want to make sure to know the historical facts on it to make the best buying decision possible.

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Used Volkswagen New Beetle: In Depth


2004 Volkswagen Beetle
Bought it for fuel efficiency and was not disappointed. Great little car. Awesome fuel saver. Everyday driver. Great commuter car.


The 2014 Beetle is a compact car available in a wide variety of trims: the base 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, aggressively styled R-Line, turbocharged GSR, and music inspired Fender Edition. Based on the trim you choose you'll be able to select from a variety of engines: 170 hp 2.5L, 210 hp 2.0L turbocharged, and utra-fuel-efficient 140 hp TDI Clean Diesel. 

The Volkswagen Beetle is a good choice someone who has a long daily commute, a person who does not need a lot of passenger seating, or a college student on a fixed budget. There is plenty of cargo space for traveling, legroom for comfort, and excellent fuel efficiency.

The fuel efficiency of the 2014 Beetle makes this an economical vehicle to own. The standard 2.5L engine gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. While the fuel-efficient TDI Clean Diesel engine will give you 28 mpg around town and 41 mpg on the highway. The daily commuter will be very happy with the low annual cost of fuel to get to and from work.

If you enjoy the feel of the wind in your hair you can choose the Volkswagen Beetle convertible model. This 2-door vehicle offers a soft top convertible you can put up and down with the push of a button. It's a great option when you want to truly get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. 

The Beetle is a reliable car that will comfortably get you where you're going. The Beetle handles well, grips the road, and turns tight corners. It is not going to give you the feeling of being in a sports car but it will give you the peace of mind to know that the car is safe and trustworthy.

The Volkswagen Beetle is a meeting of old style and new concepts and works remarkably well. It's a very fuel efficient vehicle that is designed to offer you a comfortable, relaxing, and reliable ride. The safety ratings make it a viable option for the daily commuter, weekend traveler, or student. When you are considering a Volkswagen Beetle you should get the history of the vehicle. Visit and find out if the vehicle received regular maintenance, has the correct odometer reading, and if it was ever involved in any major accidents.


The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle received mostly good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It was given the best possible rating of Good for moderate front overlap crashes, side crashes, roof strength, and head restraints & seats. However, it only received a Marginal rating for small front overlap crashes.

Safety features include: driver, front passenger and side airbags, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), anti-lock brakes, Electronic Stability Control, and crash-optimized front end.


  • If you are looking to own a piece of pop culture, the Volkswagen Beetle can satisfy that need. Designed to mimic the original Beetle, it is also updated to be futuristic and fun.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle is the most-produced car in automotive history with over 40 million produced between 1945 and 2003.

Vehicle Overview

Number of Owners Volkswagen Beetle

Carfax Facts

On average, 20.5 percent of used Volkswagen Beetle cars have only had one previous owner. 39.3 percent have only had two. This means that close to 2 out of 3 used Beetles have only had 1-2 previous owners.

Average Odometer Reading

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If you are searching for a Volkswagen Beetle with 50,000 miles or less, start your search with the 2008 model year.

2014 Beetle Specifications

  • From $20,295
  • 2.5L inline 5-cylinder

    2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged

    2.0L 4-cylinder

  • 22 city / 31 hwy mpg (2.5L)

    21 city / 30 hwy mpg (2.0L turbocharged)

    28 city / 41 hwy mpg (2.0L TDI Clean Diesel)

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic or manual

  • 170 hp @ 5700 (2.5L)

    210 hp @ 5300 (2.0L turbocharged)

    140 hp @ 4000 (2.0L TDI Clean Diesel)

  • 99.9 inches

I would just like to thank you. CARFAX is awesome. I almost bought a Volkswagen Beetle that had been totaled. It had received 2 re-built titles, one in New York and one in Florida.  You saved me from making a $5,000 mistake.

—Randy Culpepper