|EPA Est. MPG||28|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||100.5 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||3012 lbs|
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle stakes out a pleasant middle ground between style and functionality. Easy to drive, well built and visually distinctive, the Beetle allows drivers to enjoy its charms without sacrificing day-to-day livability.
Most Beetles get Volkswagen's turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. It's hard to find fault with this powertrain, which delivers stronger passing power than you might expect given its modest output numbers. If you want more, though, there's an available turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that serves up 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque and comes with a quicker-shifting six-speed, dual-clutch automatic. EPA fuel economy estimates are 28 mpg combined for the base engine and 26 mpg for the more powerful 2.0-liter.
Volkswagen offers the Beetle in seven trim levels, starting with the 1.8T S and then climbing to the 1.8T Classic, 1.8 SE, a new #PinkBeetle limited edition, 1.8T Dune, 1.8 SEL and 2.0T R-Line SEL.
Standard feature highlights for the base 1.8T S trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system. The 1.8T Classic adds a few extra features including a bigger touchscreen and a navigation system. You get a few more features with the 1.8 SE, while the limited-edition #PinkBeetle is appointed similarly to the 1.8 SE but is only available in a metallic fuchsia exterior color.
The 1.8T Dune model is also similar to the 1.8 SE trim but adds unique exterior styling elements. At the top of the Beetle line is the loaded 1.8 SEL. With the Beetle 2.0T R-Line SEL, you get 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, xenon headlights, and unique exterior and interior styling treatments.
No matter the version, the Beetle is decent to drive, with steering that feels light around town and firm on the open road. Visibility is limited to the rear, but the standard-fit rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces. The Dune model rides higher than other Beetles, while the R-Line feels more tidy around turns. Overall, none of the Beetles are all that engaging to drive.
That said, we like the practical aspects: The seats are supportive, the ride is comfortable (even on the more firmly sprung R-Line), and the big windows make the cabin feel bright and airy. Headroom is fantastic for front seat passengers; backseaters don't make out so well in either the head- or legroom department, but the seat itself is reasonably comfortable. Storage space for odds and ends is limited, but the trunk is decent and the opening is large.
For a small car with a combination of fun-loving flair and daily-driver utility, you can't do much better than the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. Use Edmunds to help find the perfect one for you.
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and 1.8T SE 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Beetle models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Beetle comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Volkswagen Beetle?
2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25930. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4527.2 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4527.2 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21402.8.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 17.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 5 1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21615. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $5615 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5615 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $16000.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 26% below the MSRP.
We are showing 4 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21135. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4486 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4486 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $16649.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 21.2% below the MSRP.
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2017 Volkswagen Beetle features & specs
|Fuel Type||regular unleaded||regular unleaded||regular unleaded|
|Basic Warranty||3 yr./ 36000 mi.||3 yr./ 36000 mi.||3 yr./ 36000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||gas||gas||gas|
|Base Engine Size||1.8 l||1.8 l||1.8 l|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Cylinders||inline 4||inline 4||inline 4|
|Drivetrain||front wheel drive||front wheel drive||front wheel drive|
|Horsepower||170 hp @ 4800 rpm||170 hp @ 4800 rpm||170 hp @ 4800 rpm|
Is the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle a good car?
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What do people think of the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Beetle a 3.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Beetle.
1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I originally went to the VW dealer to buy a GTI but I didn't like the car. It looks great and the GTI title suggests that it's a grand touring car but it's more of a track car, not what I was looking for. So, after testing the GTI, I rested my back a little bit (the GTI suspension is rock hard) then tried the Beetle S. And, I loved it. It's a solid sports coupe with the perfect mix of performance and comfort. Also, it's quite a good value. These are the key features: an Audi derived turbo charged four cylinder (smooth and powerful), automatic transmission that can be shifted manually, Hankook GT tires (great performance tires with a lot of grip), multilink independent rear suspension, and a radiator grill done NASCAR style (positioned down low). You can get all this for about $21,000. It's hard to find another brand that offers all this at that price point. Bottom line, it's a lot of fun to drive. I drove a 2007 VW Rabbit for 10 years and the only maintenance, other than routine, was the replacement of transmission driveshaft boots. So, I think it's reasonable to expect this car to be just as reliable. Also, just a final note, VW engineers chose this car to race in Red Bull Global Rallycross in which it won two championships.
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2017 Volkswagen Beetle inventory listings
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Is the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle safe?
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 volkswagen beetle 1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2017 volkswagen beetle 1.8T S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2017 volkswagen beetle 1.8T SE 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle?
Available Volkswagen Beetle 2017 Submodel Types: Hatchback, Diesel
Available Volkswagen Beetle 2017 Trims: 2.0T S, 2.0T SE, 2.0T Dune, 1.8T Classic, 2.5L PZEV, 1.8T S, 1.8T Dune, 1.8T PZEV, 2.0T Turbo PZEV, TDI w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation, Turbo PZEV, 1.8T, 1.8T S PZEV, 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition, 2.0L TDI, R-Line PZEV, 1.8T SE, 2.0T Turbo, 2.5L, GSR PZEV, PZEV, Turbo PZEV Fender Edition, 1.8T Dune PZEV, 1.8T PZEV w/Sunroof, 1.8T SE PZEV, 1.8T SEL PZEV, 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition PZEV, 2.0T Turbo , R-Line, R-Line SE PZEV, TDI, Turbo, Turbo Fender Edition
Exterior Colors: Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Platinum Gray Metallic, Black Uni, White Silver Metallic, Bottle Green Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Candy White, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, Habanero Orange Metallic, Sandstorm Yellow Metallic, Tornado Red, Denim Blue, Toffee Brown Metallic, Yellow Rush, Yellow Rush/Black, Reef Blue Metallic, Oryx White Pearl
Interior Colors: Titan Black cloth, Titan Black leatherette, Dune Grey/Black w/Sandstorm Piping leatherette/cloth, Ceramique/Black leatherette, Beige leatherette, Beige/Brown leather/cloth, Titan Black premium cloth, Black leather, Anthracite/Galvano Gray leather/leatherette, Beige premium cloth, Black leatherette/cloth, Quartz leatherette
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Heated seats, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Upgraded Headlights, Parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo, Leather Seats
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 5 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL, AUTOMATED_MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded, premium unleaded (recommended), diesel
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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