2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible  -  $25,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,990
Base Invoice: $24,983
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Auto 2.5L *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 21 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr Auto 2.5L *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 2.5L 170 HP

Pros

Aggressive styling; practical and spacious interior; sporty turbo performance; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; convertible available; fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine 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 is almost certainly better in every way-- it features a lower, flatter roofline and a more aggressive stance. 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 1.8T, the TDI and the 2.0T. The base model utilizes a 170-hp, 1.8L 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The TDI features a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine good for 140-hp mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The 2.0T delivers 210 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.

The Beetle shares its underpinnings with the new Jetta, which include front struts and a rear multi-link setup. Steering-feel will feel very familiar to those who have driven previous modern Beetles, though the driving experience has changed significantly, thanks to the revised A-pillar angle and accordingly, the abbreviated dashboard, bringing 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, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, 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, a Fender premium sound system and navigation.

TDI models add a premium touchscreen-based audio system that features SiriusXM satellite radio and Volkswagen's new Car-Net telematics system. TDIs can be optioned up with a sunroof and integrated navigation.

The 2.0L Beetles come in R-Line and GSR trims. The R-Line gets 18-inch machined alloy wheels, heated power-adjustable mirrors, a lip spoiler, the Car-Net system, fabric seat trim and carbon-fiber look instrument panel accents. The sunroof and navigation can be added as well. The up-level 2.0T GSR Beetle is only available in a special black and yellow 2-tone paint job. It gets special 19-inch alloys, standard navigation and Fender audio, leather seats, proximity entry and push-button start.

Safety comes standard as well in all 2014 Beetles, with anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags and combined curtain and side front seat airbags.


Model News

One of the biggest changes for 2014 is the introduction of a new 1.8L turbocharged engine option. Capable of 170 horsepower, it's also more efficient than last year's 2.5L.

Volkswagen now offers their Car-Net system on the Beetle. An in-car telematics system, Car-Net offers stolen vehicle location, collision notification and navigation enhancements.


Value Writeup

With a new, more aggressive design, more spacious interior, plus a trio of refined and efficient engine options, the 2014 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 (Est)

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

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
Regular Unleaded I-5

Displacement
2.5 L/151

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

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 in

Length, Overall
168.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.2 in

Height, Overall
58 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Base Curb Weight
3206 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17

Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 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
2

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V182000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 14, 2014

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Potential Number of Units Affected
26452

Summary
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission. In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid.

Consequence
The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 16, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 02, 2014 to APR 07, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
38B9/9V

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V658000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 19, 2014

Component
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
7062

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014. The glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.

Consequence
Vehicle occupants could be injured by falling glass. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60B9.

Dates of Manufacture
JUN 12, 2013 to JUL 02, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
60B9

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V028000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 22, 2015

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

Potential Number of Units Affected
44658

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

Consequence
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.

Dates of Manufacture
MAR 30, 2014 to NOV 26, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
24BL

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger dummy's thoracic rib deflection reading was elevated

Engine: 2.5L 170 HP

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control

Front-Wheel Drive

3.50 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

60-Amp/Hr 330CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

140 Amp Alternator

4123# Gvwr 858# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering

14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Wheels: 17" Alloy

Tires: P215/55R17 All-Season

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert

Chrome Side Windows Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Power Convertible Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window and Automatic Roll-Over Protection

Lip Spoiler

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Front Fog Lamps

Radio: RCD 310 w/Single CD -inc: Car-Net (Connected Car Service), Bluetooth and Media Device Interface (MDI)

AM/FM Stereo w/Seek-Scan, Compatible Remote CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack and Radio Data System

8 Speakers

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Heatable Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manually adjustable front seats w/driver lumbar support

50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Includes Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Cruise Control

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Body-Colored Instrument Panel Insert, Body-Colored Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors

Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Rigid Cargo Cover

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Car-Net Emergency S.O.S

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

 
TORNADO RED/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
MOONROCK SILVER METALLIC/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
YELLOW RUSH/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
DENIM BLUE/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
CANDY WHITE/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
BLACK UNI/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
TORNADO RED/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
MOONROCK SILVER METALLIC/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
TOFFEE BROWN METALLIC/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
DENIM BLUE/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
CANDY WHITE/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
BLACK UNI/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BEIGE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
STORAGE SHELF WIND DEFLECTOR
$500

 
SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS (SET OF 4)
$80

 
BEETLE BLACK GRAPHICS KIT
$220

 
BEETLE WHITE GRAPHICS KIT
$220

 
TWIN BLACK STRIPE GRAPHICS KIT
$400

 
CHROME EXHAUST TIPS
$200

 
STAINLESS STEEL DOOR SILLS (SET OF 4)
$240

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
MOJOMATS CARPETED MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$130

 
MONSTER MATS RUBBER MATS (SET OF 4)
$130

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
ALARM KIT
$325


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