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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review

The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle is an affordable small car that gets a more powerful and fuel-efficient diesel engine this year.

The base 2015 Volkswagen Beetle is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. The Beetle R-Line comes with a 210-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic (automated manual) transmission is available. For 2015, the Beetle TDI’s turbodiesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 150 horsepower, which is 10 more than in the 2014 TDI. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2015 TDI increases from 29/39 mpg to 31/41 mpg city/highway with both the six-speed manual and the optional six-speed automated manual transmission. The base 2015 Beetle returns 25/33 mpg with an automatic transmission. All 2015 Beetle models come exclusively with front-wheel drive. The Beetle Convertible has a power soft top that can open in 9.5 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle seats four and comes standard with heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, iPod integration and Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system, which allows users to monitor vehicle maintenance and control security features with a compatible smartphone. Options include a panoramic sunroof, push-button start, an eight-speaker Fender audio system, satellite radio, a rearview camera, navigation and a 5-inch touch-screen display. The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle starts at $20,470.

The full review of the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle is coming soon. In the meantime, you can see pictures, research prices or view and compare specs for the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle. If you're considering the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, which ranks 30 out of 38 Affordable Small Cars, you can read our review.

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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Prices and Specs

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2dr Auto 1.8T Classic MSRP: $20,195 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 25 City / 33 Hwy
2dr Man 1.8T MSRP: $20,470 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 24 City / 33 Hwy
2dr Auto 1.8T MSRP: $21,570 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 25 City / 33 Hwy
2dr Man 1.8T w/Sun MSRP: $23,085 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 24 City / 33 Hwy
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sun MSRP: $24,185 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 25 City / 33 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0L TDI MSRP: $24,795
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 31 City / 41 Hwy
2dr Man 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav MSRP: $25,095
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 24 City / 33 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line MSRP: $25,195
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 31 Hwy
2dr Auto 1.8T MSRP: $25,345 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 24 City / 32 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0L TDI MSRP: $25,895
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 31 City / 41 Hwy
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav MSRP: $26,195
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 25 City / 33 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line MSRP: $26,295
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 24 City / 30 Hwy
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Tech MSRP: $27,475 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 24 City / 32 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav MSRP: $27,710
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 31 City / 41 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound MSRP: $28,115
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 31 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav MSRP: $28,810
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 31 City / 41 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0L TDI MSRP: $29,095 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 30 City / 40 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound MSRP: $29,215
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 24 City / 30 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line MSRP: $29,595 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 31 Hwy
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sound/Nav MSRP: $29,595 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
  • 24 City / 32 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0L TDI MSRP: $30,195 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 30 City / 40 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav MSRP: $30,295 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 30 City / 40 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav MSRP: $30,525
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 31 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line MSRP: $30,695 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 29 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound MSRP: $30,895 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 31 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav MSRP: $31,395 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
  • 30 City / 40 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav MSRP: $31,625
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 24 City / 30 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound MSRP: $31,995 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 29 Hwy
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav MSRP: $33,995 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Manual
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 31 Hwy
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav MSRP: $35,095 See what others actually paid in your area »
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic
  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
  • 23 City / 29 Hwy
Review Last Updated: 9/10/14

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