2013 Volkswagen Beetle

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle
2013 Volkswagen Beetle

New For 2013

The third-generation Beetle debuted for 2012 with a more muscular stance and a retro design. New this year are a diesel-powered Beetle TDI and a convertible model available with the same three engines as the coupe. The new Fender Edition features a Fender premium audio system, a sunburst-style dashboard, Fender logos, special seat stitching, brushed chrome mirror caps, xenon headlamps, and eighteen-inch wheels.

Overview

The Volkswagen Beetle is based on the Golf, a car that offers a superb balance of comfort and superior driving dynamics. However, the base Beetle has been stripped of its multilink rear suspension and electric power steering. Instead, it has a less sophisticated torsion-beam setup in the rear and overboosted hydraulic power steering. Power for the base car comes from the 170-hp five-cylinder that is peppy but somewhat gravelly at high rpm. Fortunately, there are better options. The diesel four-cylinder is capable of returning up to 41 mpg on the highway. The Beetle Turbo is as poised and engaging as the GTI that inspired it. Its steering weight is superb, the suspension is firmer without being jarring, and prodigious power comes from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The base Beetle uses a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic; the Turbo and the TDI raise the engagement factor with a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic that delivers crisp, speedy shifts. The Beetle’s interior features slick body-color accents and the simple, intuitive controls that Volkswagen is known for. There’s enough headroom for six-footers in the rear but only enough legroom for small children. If you’re a sucker for style, the Beetle is a smart small car with substance beneath the surface.

Safety

Standard are ABS; front, side, and side curtain air bags; tire-pressure monitoring; and traction and stability control. The Intelligent Crash Response System turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and activates the hazard lights in the event of a severe collision.

You'll like:

  • Classic looks
  • Great visibility
  • Supple ride

You won't like:

  • Scant rear legroom
  • Not as sophisticated as a Golf
  • Loose steering in base model

Key Competitors For The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Mini Cooper
  • Nissan Juke
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo ConvertibleAUTP 140800 BEETLE 11
When it debuted for the 2012 model year, the newly redesigned Volkswagen Beetle had a lot to live up to. Everyone knows about the iconic original Volkswagen Beetle, which made a name for itself as the “people’s car” over its sixty-plus-year model run. Then came the cute and bubbly Volkswagen New Beetle, which gave the world Beetle mania all over again in the late 1990s. To top it off, when this particular tornado red Volkswagen Beetle Turbo convertible arrived at our doorstep for a Four Seasons test, we compared it with one of our favorite hot hatchbacks of all time, the Volkswagen GTI.

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2.5 FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5
22 MPG City | 31 MPG Hwy
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I5Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 5700rpm
Torque:
177 ft lb of torque @ 4250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Maintenance
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
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.
Consequences
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.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the control modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
2,471
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
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.
Consequences
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.
Remedy
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.
Potential Units Affected
7,062
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
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.
Consequences
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.
Remedy
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. The recall began April 7, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Potential Units Affected
442,066
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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