Used 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle

Pros

  • High style yet functional interior design
  • powerful turbo R-Line engine
  • fuel-efficient diesel
  • more interior space than most two-door competitors.

Cons

  • Unrefined base 2.5-liter engine
  • higher price than conventional two-door or hatchback models
  • DSG transmission's slow responses.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback for Sale

Volkswagen Beetle 2014 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
50,710 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Beetle
2.5L PZEV
List$12,883
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Volkswagen Beetle 2014 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
15,525 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Beetle
2.0L TDI
List$16,700
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Volkswagen Beetle 2014 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
7,668 miles
Certified Used 2014
Volkswagen Beetle
2.0L TDI
(7)
Cook Volkswagen
66.8 mi away
List$15,877
Est.Loan: $289/mo
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We want to make your vehicle purchase easy and hassle free. Our Automotive Group has been providing local families with exceptional value and service for over Fifty Years. All our vehicles are maryland state inspected and come with a warranty. CARFAX One-Owner. Black Uni 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 TDI FWD 6-Speed Manual 2.0L TDI Diesel Turbocharged Recent Arrival! Odometer is 18890 miles below market average! 41/28 Highway/City MPG The eprice does not include state taxes, state tags, mva fees, destination and a dealer processing fee of two hundred ninety nine dollars not required by law and assumes a qualifying credit score.
Volkswagen Beetle 2014 1.8T PZEV 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Used 2014
Volkswagen Beetle
1.8T PZEV
List$9,900
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Volkswagen Beetle 2014 1.8T PZEV 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
23,946 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Beetle
1.8T PZEV
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
Here is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Sensibility and practicality define the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle!It delivers plenty of power and excellent gas mileage! The engine breathes better thanks to a turbocharger, improving both performance and economy. This 2 door, 4 passenger hatchback still has less than 25,000 miles! Top features include cruise control, 1-touch window functionality, a leather steering wheel, and a split folding rear seat. It features an automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, and a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine.We have the vehicle you've been searching for at a price you can afford. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
Volkswagen Beetle 2014 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
59,287 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Beetle
1.8T
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The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle pays proper homage to an icon of the past while still offering thoroughly modern features and performance.

vehicle overview

Producing a retro-themed version of an iconic car can present automakers with quite a challenge. On one hand, they'll want it to pay proper homage to the original, but on the other, they don't want exaggerated styling cues to overshadow sound design. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, unlike the previous "New Beetle" retro-bug, manages to cruise deftly between the two, appealing both to nostalgic hippies and modern hipsters, not to mention plenty of people in between.

The reasons for this V-dub's broad appeal are many. Within the classic yet tastefully updated shape, there is ample passenger space, sensible ergonomics, a decently sized cargo hold and a suspension that provides an agreeable balance between sporty handling and a comfortable ride. Variety helps, too, as you can choose a coupe or convertible, select from a number of color and trim options and pick a gas or diesel engine.

Speaking of power plants, the base and rather humdrum 2.5-liter five-cylinder gas engine will be replaced later in the model year by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that boasts a slightly higher power output and notably better fuel economy. Furthermore, because there will be two turbocharged gas engines (the new 1.8 and the carryover 2.0), the Beetle Turbo is renamed the Beetle R-Line.

Also new this year is the limited-edition GSR, which is essentially an R-line with a unique yellow-and-black theme that pays tribute to a 1973 special-edition Beetle (called the Yellow-and-Black Racer) that featured a similar paint scheme. And as before, those looking for maximum mpg should be more than happy with a Beetle TDI. In our experience with various VW test cars, those that were TDI-powered typically did better than their EPA mpg estimates.

All told, the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is surprisingly well-rounded. It may not be as affordable as some other small two-door cars, such as the Honda Civic coupe or the Hyundai Elantra coupe , but it's certainly more stylish. And compared to other retro-fashion small cars like the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper, the Beetle boasts a roomier backseat and a larger cargo area. If you're looking for a small coupe that provides equal amounts of style and function, the Volkswagen Beetle should be on your test-drive list.

Trim levels & features

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is a four-passenger, two-door hatchback available in four main trim levels. The first three denote the engine: Beetle 2.5L (2.5-liter gasoline), Beetle R-Line (turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline) and Beetle TDI (turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel). Note that later in the model year the 2.5L will be replaced by the 1.8T (turbocharged 1.8-liter four). The fourth trim is the new GSR, which is essentially a loaded R-Line with a unique color scheme. (The Beetle Convertible is reviewed separately.)

The Beetle 2.5L comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated windshield-washer nozzles, heated mirrors, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated and height-adjustable front seats (with lumbar adjustment), leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a trip computer and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack. Also standard is VW's new Car-Net telematics system.

The Sunroof package adds a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, satellite radio and a touchscreen audio interface. The Sunroof, Sound & Navigation package includes the above plus 18-inch wheels, a navigation system and a premium Fender audio system with a subwoofer.

The Beetle R-Line adds the following to the Beetle 2.5L's equipment: a more powerful engine, 18-inch wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats, unique cloth upholstery, a performance gauge package, faux carbon-fiber accents and alloy pedals.

The R-Line Sunroof and Sound package adds the same items as the 2.5L's Sunroof package along with the Fender audio system. The R-Line's Sunroof, Sound and Navigation System adds 19-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, leather upholstery and a navigation system to the above package.

The GSR is essentially an R-Line with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation along with a unique yellow-and-black paint scheme, a larger rear spoiler and a black leather interior with yellow stitching accents and specific floor mats.

The Beetle TDI includes the 2.5L's standard equipment along with keyless ignition/entry, satellite radio, a touchscreen audio interface and a performance gauge package. It similarly offers the 2.5L's optional Sunroof, Sound & Navigation package.

2014 Highlights

For 2014, the Volkswagen Beetle sees a handful of small but notable changes. A limited-edition GSR coupe model debuts with a yellow-and-black paint scheme that recalls a '70s-era racing Beetle. The Beetle Turbo picks up 10 horsepower and a name change: It's now called the Beetle R-Line to avoid confusion later in the year when VW replaces the base Beetle's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Lastly, the Fender edition is no longer available; the base Beetle picks up a few more standard features; and Volkswagen's telematics system (dubbed "Car-Net") debuts, along with a rearview camera (late availability).

Performance & mpg

Powering the 2014 VW Beetle 2.5L is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque. Later in the model year Volkswagen will replace this engine with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 170 hp and 184 lb-ft. Every Beetle is front-wheel drive.

For the 2.5L, a five-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic is optional. In Edmunds testing, a Beetle 2.5L with the automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds -- about average for an automatic compact. Estimated EPA fuel economy for the 2.5L is a disappointing 25 mpg combined (22 mpg city/29 mpg highway) for the automatic, 25 mpg combined (22 mpg city/31 mpg highway) with the manual.

The Beetle R-Line and GSR get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard and a six-speed automated manual (known as DSG) is optional. In Edmunds performance testing, the previous 200-hp Beetle Turbo with DSG went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 6.6 seconds. Fuel economy with DSG is actually better than the base five-cylinder at 26 mpg combined (24 mpg city/30 mpg highway).

A turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine with 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque powers the Beetle TDI. As with the R-Line, buyers can choose between a six-speed manual and a six-speed DSG. Fuel economy estimates stand at 32 mpg combined (28 mpg city/41 mpg highway for the manual and 29/39 for the DSG).

Safety

Every 2014 Volkswagen Beetle comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and Volkswagen's Car-Net telematics system. This new service includes crash notification, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle location, remote door unlocking and geo-fencing (which allows parents to set boundaries for teenage drivers).

In Edmunds brake testing, a previous Beetle Turbo with 18-inch wheels came to a stop in 129 feet: disappointing for a sporty small car. Surprisingly, a regular 2.5 model stopped in 122 feet -- a bit better than average.

In government crash tests, the Beetle coupe received a rating of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars awarded for total frontal protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it its top rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. In IIHS's newest small-overlap frontal-offset test, the Beetle scored a rating of "Marginal," the third lowest of four, although not every car has been subjected to this test and few have earned a "Good" rating.

Driving

How the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle drives largely depends on the engine you choose. The base five-cylinder is respectably powerful, but it sounds unrefined and gets disappointing fuel economy. Having sampled the new turbocharged 1.8-liter engine, we suggest waiting to get a base Beetle with this engine. This powertrain is much smoother and provides superior fuel economy.

Compared to the 2.5 versions, the Beetle R-Line has plenty of punch and sounds great. Like other Volkswagen diesel models, the Beetle TDI provides plenty of low-end grunt and ample passing/merging power, along with very good fuel economy.

The six-speed manual is quite possibly the most easily shifted do-it-yourself transmission around, while the sophisticated DSG gearbox is a nice compromise for those who want the convenience of an automatic with much of the performance and control of a manual. That said, the DSG's responses can be frustratingly slow when accelerating from a stop while using the normal drive mode.

The Beetle's handling is respectably adept, though the car's overall abilities and steering response are well short of what you'll get from a Fiat 500 Abarth or Mini Cooper S. When just cruising on city streets or on the highway, however, the Beetle is pretty comfortable. Even the R-Line's sport suspension shrugs off bumps and ruts in the road. You'll notice the road's imperfections, but there's no harshness to speak of, while road noise is noticeable but not intrusive. All things considered, the Beetle is a pleasing long-distance road trip companion.

Interior

The 2014 VW Beetle's cabin draws design inspiration from the original flower-power model, yet includes the same features, controls and construction as modern Volkswagens. The trim that runs across the dash and doors can be color-keyed to the exterior just as in old Bugs, while the Turbo gets secondary dash-top gauges and available two-tone seats.

It's a pretty classy passenger environment, and unlike a Mini Cooper, it doesn't induce the sort of head-scratching that can come from odd control placement and frustrating ergonomics. The optional navigation system is easy to use, though its small screen limits usefulness. The premium Fender sound system, on the other hand, is well worth the extra cost and provides impressive sound quality.

Despite its seemingly low roof line, the Beetle still provides plenty of room for tall drivers, and most people will find the front seats pretty comfortable. The backseat is also fairly spacious, though not as roomy as the related Volkswagen Golf. The 15.4-cubic-foot cargo hold is actually bigger than the Golf's with the 50/50 split-folding seats raised. Lower those seats, however, and the Beetle only provides 29.9 cubes of maximum space versus the Golf's 46 cubes.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

A Very Satisfied Husband and Wife
Francis J Wanat Jr,03/28/2016
For the price and condition this was a fantastic purchase. My first car forty- six years ago was a Beetle Bug and although the air-cooled engine is no longer, the reliability and technology are very much in the product. My wife and I have no regrets. We have a loaded SUV and she claimed the Bug as hers before we returned home from the purchase. It was also a wonderful purchase experience as we were already qualified for credit and knew what we wanted having done extensive on-line research. One year later - March, 2017 My wife and I are still very satisfied with the Beetle and could not be happier. It is a second vehicle that we garage for about six months of the year as we go north to Maine with our SUV. That being said, we put 3,000+ mph on it and are more than pleased. It is a very good product which has protected its reliability. It is true that my first was German made and this was manufactured in Mexico, but VW has certainly maintained the integrity of the Bug!!!
Retro design with minor flaws
Patrick H,07/20/2016
I've always been a Beetle fanatic since they came out with the second generation in 1998 when I was 8 years old! This 2014 Beetle was my 3rd Beetle since obtaining a license at 17 years old in 2007. I was obsessed with the car! It was a great color and loved the acceleration compared to my 2005 Beetle with only 115HP. I have driven so much in the last 2.5 years of owning it! I have racked up 70,000 miles in just 2.5 years! Yes thats a lot and I haven't had any major repairs yet! Although i'm getting nervous for the water pump/ timing belt replacement that comes between 80-100k miles and the dealerships charge about $1k. Besides that I only take my car to my local VW dealerships for oil changes. The only problem I've had with my car are the breaks. Even when I had my car for a few months they started to squeak when I would slow down. Especially during cold temperatures! Sometimes it gets very loud and my passengers are like wow you need new breaks already? I did take it into the dealership and they said they would have to send a request for them to replace it for free since it was still under the warranty. weeks went by and i never received a phone call. and summer rolled around so it made less noise and it didn't bother me. Before I knew it I was over the mileage for the warranty. Hopefully when i replace my brakes sometime this year the noise will stop. Another problem is my passenger seat sucks! I'm assuming it broke somehow. When someone wants to get in the back seat i pull the seat forward but when i push it back, it goes ALL the way back and the upper part of the seat does not come forward like it should. I have to aggressively pull the seat back with all my force and my passengers are again shocked! Another interesting tidbit is i am a 215 lb male and i noticed either of the front seats if you are heavy, and tend to move or when you make a turn, the seats will squeak! Its' kinda embarrasing if my friends are in the car. Also, I think my speakers really suck! I mean i know i don't expect the base speakers to sound like Fender, but I was in my friends 2011 Jetta and his speakers sounded way better than miles. I was surprised considering mines a 2014. The Beetle that I got happened to be one of the last 2.5L 5-cyl engines made.. a few months later they rolled out with the 1.8L's. Like I said I haven't had any major repairs or been stranded. I know I am getting close to 100k miles and i just get very nervous thinking about what i may need to replace. and since i am a student and work part time in California, money plays a factor. One thing i also don't like are the seats, they are in a way uncomfortable especially on road trips. I am 6'2" and i will get back pain. It feels like i am sitting on top of something. I don't really like it. The gas mileage is not too bad and not too good. I feel like this car shouldn't be your everyday car. But its mine. Its definitely fun to drive. I really wanted the turbo 2.0L r-line but i can't afford the higher gas grade or any major repairs in the future especially since its a turbo. One thing i did notice is that since 2010ish, VW has downgraded their interior quality by using cheap materials which makes it sad. One thing about the newer Beetle is that we all know its retro design, but when you're actually driving and holding onto the steering wheel at the 10 and 2 marks it really does feel like you're almost driving the older ones. not sure how to explain it but it may have to do with the steering wheel design/structure.
Luv my punch buggy!
Karen LaGrasse,10/26/2015
This is a Great car! Agile, fun to drive, lots of power, great on gas, and very cool looking. Have had many beetles thru-out my life, and I'm loving my 2014 turbo R-Line! Closest they've come to the Karmin Ghia design for awhile with a truly gorgeous interior, and exterior even with the duck-tail. A 'Drivers Wanted' dream! A bit pricey, but worth it to me. So sorry about the diesels, but I will always be a VW affectionado!
Best Beetle ever made...Got me back into VW!
Sean,02/09/2016
VW should advertise this car. It is so much fun to drive. Gets better gas mileage than advertised. Faster than 2014 GTI. Great handling. Powerful Turbo Motor. Looks like old bugs again...Only.... the new one has a great heater......AND it Is really safe. My R-line beats up on classic muscle cars. I love my R-Line and plan to keep it forever! Test drive one. The R-Line Beetle sells itself. With new Civic having engine troubles this year 2016...Time to look at a Beetle? Because of my R-Line I am building a 1965 VW Beetle. Got me back into VW's as a hobby! Again; I love my VW Beetle R-Line Coupe. It honors the old Beetle and has the tech to make it relevant now! UPDATE: 3 years owning this car now, and I love it even more! BEST BEETLE EVER MADE. Test drive one and you will understand. Even the 1.8T is quick compared to other cars in the range. My sister and parents now own modern Beetles and a New Beetle convertible. Unitronic and APR for this car! Stage 1 will blow your mind. Peace, Love, and VW! (#1 Automaker in the world at time of this update. 2-10-2017) Year 4 ......2018 My 2014 RLine continues to amaze me. Best car I have ever owned. APR tuning now offered thru VW. Cars in high altitude should stay away from Unitronic. Trip to Boulder and a run up Tanglewood. 34 mpg. The lil Bug carved up windy road like butter. The car is smooth. The VW Beetle is best car in ARX Rallycross. Will be 2018 Champs. 4th year of total racing domination over Ford, Honda, Subaru (Subaru fans hate the Beetles), etc...... I am a fact guy. The car continues to be my favorite by far. VW dealer has supported me on any need. Great experience owning my Beetle. 2014 R Line is the best bug ever! Peace! #savethevwbeetle
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
29 city / 39 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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