2014 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Starts at $21,115


  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Picture

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Picture

    The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T with a five-speed manual transmission starts at $21,115. | January 22, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T with a five-speed manual transmission starts at $21,115, reflecting a $325 price increase over the outgoing 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-Liter model.
  • The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T with a six-speed automatic transmission starts at $22,215.
  • The 2014 Beetle is on sale now.

WASHINGTON — The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T with a five-speed manual transmission starts at $21,115, including an $820 destination charge, reflecting a $325 price increase over the outgoing 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-Liter model.

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T with a six-speed automatic transmission starts at $22,215, including shipping. The "T" stands for "turbocharged."

The 2014 Beetle is on sale now.

The convertible version of the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle starts at $25,990, including shipping.

The Beetle gets the new 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower, matching the power rating of the outgoing 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine.

The new engine returns better EPA fuel economy figures than the 2.5-liter unit. The 2014 Beetle with the 1.8T engine and six-speed automatic returns 25 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. When equipped with the same engine and the five-speed manual transmission, the car returns 24 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway.

The 2013 Beetle with the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission returns 22 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Wednesday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.28 versus $3.31 a year ago.

Beetle competitors include the 2014 Hyundai Veloster, Mini Cooper and Scion tC.

Edmunds says: The modest price increase on the Beetle may be offset by gains at the pump, thanks to the new, more fuel-efficient engine.

Comments

  • leonli leonli Posts:

    This engine is way better than the old 2.5 5sy Love the constant strong torque and the usage of regular gas.

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