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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

MSRP Range: $18,995 - $31,235 | 21 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

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.

What's new for 2013?

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.

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

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.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Opt
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2dr Man 2.5L

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Gas I5
Horsepower 170 @ 5700 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 177 @ 4250 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal
Fuel Economy 22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 449.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x - TBD - in.
Tires 215/55R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 4 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.4 in. / 41.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.1 in. / 31.4 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 12.0 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 99.9 in.
Curb Weight 2939 lb.
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

2dr Man 2.5L

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard