2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Fuel Economy Update for April

May 2, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

We drove the VW Beetle over 1,200 miles in the month of April. A large portion of the miles fell during a short vacation to the San Francisco Bay area. As luck would have it, this was probably the last long trip we'll take in the Beetle before it's year with us concludes.

The lifetime average fuel economy settled at 24.3 mpg. This was a tad below its EPA estimated 25 mpg, combined. Still, with a proven range of over 400 miles per tank, the Volkswagen still shows it is a capable highway companion.

Worst Fill MPG: 15.8
Best Fill MPG: 32.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.2
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): 22/30/25
Best Range: 423.5 miles
Current Odometer: 18,450

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 18,450 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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