2017 Volkswagen Beetle

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Compact Car of 2017

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#5 Volkswagen Beetle

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Volkswagen Beetle after 90-days of ownership.
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 24


29 - 33


170 - 210


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Review

By continually breaking the mold the Volkswagen Beetle is used to grabbing attention. That shape. Those headlights. Today’s Beetle is packed with the features and performance to keep up with your busy life. This iconic car comes with modern street smarter technology and an engine that’s dressed to impress. Experience the power of German engineering and find out how fun is done. It’s available in 5 trims from the Beetle S to the top-of-the-line SEL. And in between are two new special edition models: the dune-buggy-inspired Dune and the lighthearted PinkBeetle. Whether you enjoy short trips or long cross-country travels the turbocharged 1.8-liter double-overhead-cam engine1 has plenty of get up and go—and with 33 miles to the gallon on the highway it won’t break the bank getting you there. Inside you’ll find available technology to make your life easier like the innovative VW Car-Net connecting you to the world as you drive. With a suite of interior and exterior colors and accessories it’s easy to build a Beetle to call your own. The Volkswagen Beetle. The original original.
As recognizable as it is on the outside the Volkswagen Beetle has added some tech-savvy advancements to the interior. Enjoy the ease of Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices on the touchscreen sound system. The available VW Car-Net App-Connect lets you access select smartphone apps right from your dash utilizing Apple CarPlay Android Auto or MirrorLink. Maps messaging and your music all show up on the easy-to-use touchscreen. The Volkswagen Beetle. Take your favorite apps for a ride.
It’s safe to say the Volkswagen Beetle is fun with available Driver Assistance features designed to give you confidence. For starters there’s a Blind Spot Monitor which can alert you if a car’s coming into your blind spot. Then there’s Park Pilot which can help steer your Beetle into perfect parking spaces. And Rear Traffic Alert to help you back up with more confidence. Welcome to the Volkswagen Beetle. Peace of mind comes standard.
The Volkswagen Beetle. How do you make an already iconic undeniably fun car even more so? Add a turbocharged engine naturally. But don’t be fooled by the size of this happy-go-lucky 1.8-liter turbo—one tap dance on the accelerator and you’ll feel surprising power followed by an instant boost to your day. The 6-speed automatic transmission offers all the driving enjoyment you expect. If you’re looking for more control shift manually in Tiptronic mode—and to customize your drive further drop it into Sport mode to amplify the fun. The Volkswagen Beetle. Shift into overjoy

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