2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Board Game

October 18, 2012


The Volkswagen Beetle's seats seemed just fine to me until I spent a few days in our 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited. The BRZ's sports seats are firm and extremely comfortable, with excellent lumbar support and some serious bolsters.

By contrast, the Beetle's seats now feel flat and as hard as a board. As you can see, there's a curve in the lumbar vicinity, but it's so slight that it might as well not be there.

I know the BRZ's seats are designed to support spirited driving, but I wouldn't mind having a little more of that feeling the more mild-mannered Beetle.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @6,394 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in VA is:

$140 per month*
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