Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen 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.

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MODEL OVERVIEW

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 carfax.com and find out if the vehicle received regular maintenance, has the correct odometer reading, and if it was ever involved in any major accidents.

2014 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE SAFETY RATINGS

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.

NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

  • 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.