2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible  -  $25,790


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,790
Base Invoice: $24,790
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Auto 2.5L
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 21 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr Auto 2.5L
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.5L I5 20-valve DOHC MPFI engine

Model News

After the successful introduction of the redesigned Beetle in 2012, VW has begun to flesh out the lineup. The biggest change for 2013 is the reintroduction of a diesel model (TDI). The diesel promises serious fuel economy for the stylish compact and is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Later in the year VW plans to introduce a special model dubbed the Fender Edition, as in Fender guitars. Featuring a premium sound system leather seating and special styling cues, the Fender edition should satisfy those looking for a more premium version of the iconic Beetle.


Value Writeup

With a new, more aggressive design, more spacious interior, plus a trio of tried and true engine options, the 2013 Volkswagen offers a fresh alternative for buyers shopping around for a cool compact. With regards to features, performance and price, the Beetle holds its own against the likes of the MINI Cooper and FIAT 500, with a lower price than the MINI and more practical interior than the FIAT.


Pros

Aggressive styling; more practical and spacious interior; sporty turbo performance; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; convertible available


Model Highlights

Volkswagen went way back to the drawing board with its reimagining of the Beetle. The new Beetle (VW has dropped "New" from the name) draws its inspiration from the original Beetle that was made from 1938 through the 1970s. The modern Beetle features a lower, flatter roofline and a more aggressive stance. Of course, the engine is now up front, reflecting modern car design. Overall dimensions have grown, which translates to more interior room for passengers. Those passengers get a combination of retro simplicity in the gauge layout, elegance in the quality of cabin materials and high-tech in the available gizmos and gadgets.

The Beetle comes in three basic trims--the base 2.5L, the TDI and the Turbo. The base model utilizes a 170-hp, 2.5L 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual. The TDI features a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine good for 140-hp mated to either a 6-speed manual or a DSG. The Turbo delivers 200 hp from a 2.0L direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder. Like the TDI, the Turbo is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG. On 2.5 models, a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode is optional. The dual-clutch unit offers drivers both fully automatic and semi-manual control.

The Beetle shares its underpinnings with the new Jetta, which include front struts and a rear twist-beam axle. Steering-feel will feel very familiar to those who have driven previous New Beetles, though the driving experience has changed significantly, thanks to the revised A-pillar angle and accordingly, the abbreviated dashboard. The effect is to bring the driver closer to the action.

A convertible version gets a power-folding fabric top. The top folds in 9.5 seconds and will operate at vehicle speeds up to 30 mph. Convertibles feature the same engine and transmission lineup as the coupe, and the modest weight increase barely hinders performance.

Base trims come nicely equipped with cruise control, keyless entry, 3-color ambient lighting, 6-way adjustable and heated front seats and a 50/50 split folding rear seat. On the technology front, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a media device interface with iPod cable are also standard.

Base models can be equipped with a powered panoramic sunroof and a Fender premium sound system and navigation.

TDI models add a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push button start, Sirius XM radio and a multi-function trip computer.

Turbo models add a rear spoiler, 4-wheel disc brakes with red calipers behind special 18-inch Twister alloy wheels, variable electromechanical power steering, front MacPherson struts and a Cross Differential System, which helps prevent inside wheelspin when cornering. Inside, accents such as brushed aluminum-look pedal covers, sport seats, the 8-speaker sound system of the base car, cloth seating and special interior trim pieces.

Safety comes standard as well in all 2013 Beetles, with anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags and combined curtain and side front seat airbags.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0

EPA Classification
Subcompact car

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
391.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
81.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
31.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
43.1 in

Wheelbase
100.0 in

Length, Overall
168.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.2 in

Height, Overall
58.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Trunk Volume
7.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3206 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.7 in

Front Tire Size
215/55R17

Rear Tire Size
215/55R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V656000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 20, 2014

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
442,066

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013. The durability of the rear trailing arms may be reduced in vehicles whose rear trailing arms have been previously deformed, such as a result of a rear or side-rear impact crash.

Consequence
The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms designed to prevent a sudden loss of control in the event of trailing arm sudden fracture, free of charge. Owners will be mailed an interim notification in November 2014 and will be mailed a second letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.5L I5 20-valve DOHC MPFI engine -inc: aluminum cylinder head, variable intake

6-speed automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

Front strut suspension -inc: lower control arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar

Rear multi-link suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar

Hydraulic rack & pinion pwr steering

Front vented/solid rear pwr disc brakes

17" x 7" alloy wheels

215/55HR17 all-season tires

Convertible pwr-folding cloth roof w/cover

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Rear spoiler

Body-color heated pwr mirrors

Intermittent windshield wipers

Heated washer nozzles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, aux input

Bluetooth connectivity

Media device interface (MDI) w/iPod cable

V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces

Heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual adjusters, manual driver lumbar

50/50 split folding rear seat

Front center console -inc: armrest, cupholders

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Trip computer

Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down

Pwr door locks -inc: auto locking feature

Cruise control

Climatic manual air conditioning w/pollen filter

Locking glove box

Secondary glove box

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Dual visor vanity mirrors

3-color adjustable ambient lighting

Dome lamp w/dual front reading lights

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake pressure distribution

Engine braking assist (EBA)

Electronic stability control (ESC)

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Intelligent crash response system (ICRS)

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual front airbags w/passenger occupant detection

Front side airbags

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
BLACK UNI
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
MOONROCK SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TOFFEE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
YELLOW RUSH
$0

 
DENIM BLUE
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
BLACK UNI
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
MOONROCK SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TOFFEE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
DENIM BLUE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH TOP
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH TOP
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
QUARTZ, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BEIGE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CHROME EXHAUST TIPS
$200

 
WIND DEFLECTOR
$500

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
BLACK GRAPHICS KIT
$220

 
WHITE GRAPHICS KIT
$220

 
CARPETED MAT KIT
$125

 
MAT KIT
$125

 
ALARM KIT
$325

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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