2003 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,340 - $5,027
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
90-180
Seats
4
Color:  Reflex Silver
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,340 - $5,027
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
90-180
Seats
4

Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

GL $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 90 hp - 150 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 90 hp - 150 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLX $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL Coupe $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 90 hp - 150 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Coupe $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 90 hp - 150 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLX Coupe $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S Coupe $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $3,340 - $5,027
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.19

26 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Oldie but a classic with perfect paint job.

I love my VW convertible. I did have to have the transmission replaced at a cost of three thousand dollars, everyone asks me how old my car is because it looks very new. I am now having trouble with the back windows going up and down. I think they are off it is track. I have to replace the brake lights (I did this myself after going on youtube). Easy peasy. The paint job is perfect.

- Patti S

It is a convertible and it was not worth the money I paid for it.

Bought the car used two months ago. I have had issues with the window regulators failing (so I cannot use my back windows), my power brakes and steering would kick out and leave me stranded, my heat and air conditioning cause my cylinder 3 to misfire (so I get to freeze this winter). Not to mention it is hard to find people who will work on beetles.

- Anna B

It is a great car to park in a crowded city, while still being a full powered car - not a glorified go-cart.

We live in New York City and park on the streets. It is great that the Beetle is small and we can park in 3/4 sized spots that other cars can't fit into. We also really enjoy that our car gets pointed at and looks of joy from small children. But past that, it is just a car. We don't have any complaints, it has run great and been trouble free.

- John C

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,340 - $5,027
$3,340 - $5,027

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 150 (hp)
90 - 150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

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

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 - 41.3 (in.)
38.2 - 40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.5 - 33.5 (in.)
31.5 - 33.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 37.2 (in.)
36.7 - 37.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5 - 12 (cu. ft.)
5 - 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
Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Premium Synthetic, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.7 - 98.8 (in.)
98.7 - 98.8 (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 - 3153 (.lbs)
2855 - 3217 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 (hp)
115 (hp)

Torque

Torque
125 (ft. lbs.)
125 (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
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*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
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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