Volkswagen Beetle
2012: SMALL CAR (over $21k) 


Price as Tested $27,975 
Overall Score 670.2 
Overall score is based on subjective and objective ratings below, adjusted for the relative importance of each parameter and for vehicle price.  
 
 
 
Styling/Appearance:  
   Exterior 7.9 
   Interior 8.1 
Quality 7.8 
Occupant Environment:  
   Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.9 
   Visibility 7.7 
   Roominess/Comfort/Access 6.8 
   Conv/Entmnt Features 7.5 
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.6 
Performance:  
   Throttle Response 7.7 
   Engine Smoothness/Refinement 7.7 
   Transmission/Drivetrain 8.0 
Vehicle Dynamics:  
   Ride Comfort 7.8 
   Steering 7.9 
   Handling 8.0 
   Braking Feel & Effectiveness 7.7 
Subjective Value 7.1 
   
AVG (0-100Km/h) 10.5 s
AVG (80-120Km/h) 7.3 s
ACCEL. SCORE 6.3 
AVG (100-0Km/h) 44.0 m
BRAKING SCORE 5.7 
INTERIOR -- 
INTERIOR SCORE 6.3 
CARGO 436.0 
CARGO SCORE 7.1 
FUEL (City & Hwy) L/100km 8.4 
FUEL SCORE 7.5 
EMISSIONS SCORE 7.0 
SAFETY FEATURES SCORE 5.5 
Technical Specifications:
 
Engine Type: I5
Engine Displacement: 2480 
Peak Horsepower: 170 
Peak Torque: 177 
Fuel: Regular 
Emissions Cert: Tier II - Bin 5 
Limitied-slip Differential: Yes 
Traction Control: ABS/Traction Control/ESC 
All-Wheel Drive: No 
Anti-Lock (ABS): Yes 
Transmission:
6AT 
Suspension:
Independent front McPherson struts with stabilizer bar Transverse link rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar 
Steering:
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion steering 
Brakes:
Power assisted front vented disc brakes, rear solid disc brakes EBD - Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution HBA - Hydraulic Brake Assistant  
Tires:
235/45 R18 H, all-season tires 
Category Comparisons:

2015: SMALL CAR (over $21k)
Forte5 LX+
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2014: SMALL CAR (over $21k)
Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel
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Kia Forte Sedan
Mazda3
Mazda3 Sport
Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Versa Note
Toyota Corolla 1.8

2013: SMALL CAR (over $21k)
Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 5-Door Hatch
Chevrolet Spark
Dodge Dart
Ford CMAX Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra GT
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Mazda3 Skyactiv Sedan
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Toyota Prius c
Volkswagen Beetle TDI

2012: SMALL CAR (under $21k)
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Fiat 500
Ford Focus
Honda Civic Sedan
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Elantra
Kia Rio 5
Nissan Versa Sedan
Scion iQ
Subaru Impreza
Volkswagen Beetle

2011: SMALL CAR (over $21k)
Chevrolet Cruze
Ford Fiesta
Honda CR-Z
Kia Forte 5
Mazda2
Nissan Juke
Scion tC
Scion xB
Scion xD
Volkswagen Jetta

2010: SMALL CAR (over $21k)
Honda Insight
Hyundai Elantra Touring
Kia Forte
Kia Forte Koup
Kia Soul
Mazda3
Mazda3 Sport
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
Nissan Cube
Volkswagen Golf

2009: SMALL CAR (under $18k)
Chevrolet Aveo
Honda Fit
Pontiac Vibe
Smart fortwo
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Matrix

2008: SMALL CAR
Ford Focus SE
Mitsubishi Lancer
Saturn Astra
Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suzuki SX-4 Sedan

2007: SMALL CAR (over $18k)
Dodge Caliber SXT
Honda FIT LX
Hyundai Accent GS Premium
Hyundai Elantra GLS
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Versa Hatchback
Pontiac Wave
Suzuki SX-4
Toyota Yaris - 4-door
Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5

2006: ECONOMY CAR
Chevrolet HHR
Honda Civic Sedan
Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio5
Pontiac Pursuit Coupe
Toyota Yaris

2005: ECONOMY CAR
Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit
Hyundai Accent 5-Door
Kia Spectra Sedan LX
smart fortwo coupé and cabriolet

 

Test data and subjective ratings from vehicles of different years cannot be directly compared because they were tested by different people under different track and weather conditions.

Fuel consumption data is supplied by Natural Resources Canada.