2013 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe  -  $20,790


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,790
Base Invoice: $19,990
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Man 2.5L
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr Man 2.5L
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L I5 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
7.4

EPA Classification
Subcompact car

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 (2012)

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
319.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 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
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
85.1 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
31.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
49.0 in

Wheelbase
99.9 in

Length, Overall
168.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.2 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
12.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2939 lbs

Front Tire Size
215/55R17

Rear Tire Size
215/55R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- 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)
3.0

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

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
12V540000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 15, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,471

Summary
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat.

Consequence
If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the control modules, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen's campaign recall number is 69i9/W6. 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.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V658000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 20, 2014

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,062

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.

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.

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.

2.5L I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Front electronic differential lock (EDL)

Pwr steering

Pwr front & rear disc brakes

17" "Heritage" alloy wheels

215/55R17 all-season tires

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Black grille

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

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 armrest

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Trip computer

Pwr windows -inc: driver 1-touch feature

Pwr door locks -inc: auto locking feature

Keyless entry -inc: (2) remote transmitter key fobs, rear trunk release, panic button

Cruise control

Climatic manual air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear window defroster

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

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

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

Front curtain airbags

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
MOONROCK SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TOFFEE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
YELLOW RUSH
$0

 
DENIM BLUE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$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

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
"EIGHT BALL" GRAPHICS KIT
$230

 
"BEETLE" BLACK GRAPHICS KIT
$220

 
"BEETLE" WHITE GRAPHICS KIT
$220

 
FRONT/REAR CARPETED MAT KIT
$235

 
FRONT/REAR RUBBER MAT KIT
$235

 
ALARM KIT
$325

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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