Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,125 - $4,522
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-180
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,125 - $4,522
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-180
Seats
4

Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

4.33

30 Reviews

53% 30% 13% 3% 1 star 0%

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

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

Tiny car, turbo charged engine, joy to drive!

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

Spacious sturdy little bug.

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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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,808 - $4,137
$3,023 - $4,298

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
90 - 150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Dimensions

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.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2817 - 2861 .lbs
2855 - 3002 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
90 - 150 hp

Torque

Torque
122 ft. lbs.
122 - 162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 - 30 mpg
24 - 30 mpg

City

City
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 31 mpg
29 - 31 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety