2002 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Reflex Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,891 - $3,748
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-180
Seats
4

How 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Ranks In Its Class

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#10
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#2
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#10
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Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

chevronDown icon GL $1,968 - $3,447
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon GLS $1,891 - $3,308
Horsepower: 90 hp - 150 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon GLX $2,105 - $3,680
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon S $2,145 - $3,748
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Sport $2,105 - $3,672
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.33
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1 star
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I really like that it is turbo, it is a beetle so you wouldn't expect that.

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The main problems I experience are electrical problems. I love that it is good on gas though, I spend 20 a week on gas and it only takes 40 to fill it up. There are seat warmers and it runs nice it is also a turbo which comes in handy sometimes. There are a few problems when it comes to stopping there is a weird noise which I believe comes from the spoiler that comes out when needed and the lowers back into the car when not needed.

Destiny L
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Tiny car, turbo charged engine, joy to drive!

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The VW new beetle was introduced to the market in 1998 after a successful run as a concept car. By the time the 2002 model was released, I think many of the initial bugs had been worked out of it. However, things like power windows and interior door panels had to be replaced after about 10 years. It is a turbo with manual transmission and is still an absolute joy to drive!

Linda G
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Spacious sturdy little bug.

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Awesome car! Can be frustrating to fix at times due to the fact everything is bunched together under the hood. You can fit a ton of stuff for s vacation or business trip in the back with or without the seats down. Simple to put back seats up or down. Seats can be stiff at times but its not terrible. The heated seats are a girl with chronic pains best friend.

Elizabeth W
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,968 - $3,447
$1,891 - $3,308

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 (hp)
90 - 150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine, 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 ENGINE
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine, 1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo, 1.8L DOHC SMPI 20, 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 ENGINE, 1.9L SOHC EFI I4 TURBO
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Not Available
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 (in.)
33.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 (in.)
36.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12 (cu. ft.)
12 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.7 (in.)
98.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 (ft.)
35.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
161.1 (in.)
161.1 (in.)

Width

Width
67.9 (in.)
67.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2817 - 2861 (.lbs)
2855 - 3002 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 (hp)
90 (hp)

Torque

Torque
122 (ft. lbs.)
155 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) *
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters & emergency locking retractors
  • Collapsible steering column w/impact deformable steering wheel
  • Dual note horn
  • Traction control (EBC) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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