2006 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,397 - $7,042
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
37 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
100-150
Seats
4
Color:  Reflex Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,397 - $7,042
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
37 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
100-150
Seats
4

Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

2dr 2.5L Manual Coupe $4,397 - $5,982
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr 2.5L Auto Coupe $4,397 - $5,982
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr TDI Manual Coupe $5,621 - $7,042
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr TDI DSG Coupe $5,621 - $7,042
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr 2.5L Manual $4,397 - $5,982
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr 2.5L Auto $4,397 - $5,982
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr TDI Manual $5,621 - $7,042
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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
2dr TDI DSG $5,621 - $7,042
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (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

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44 Reviews

5 star 43% 4 star 32% 3 star 18% 2 star 7% 1 star 0%

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

The 2006 convertible Volkswagen is great.

The Volkswagen beetle (convertible) is a great car because if you live in a hot environment, instead of having ac blasting all the time you can put the roof down. On the other hand, it has heated seats for the winter time which I really enjoy. They for the most part run smoothly. I have had problems where my beetle steams up very easily and also it is difficult to check things like the water level because of how it was made. Due to a recent hurricane, rain water leaked through my soft time so if you live in an area where hurricanes occur that is something to consider.

- Emma H

2006 VW new beetle review.

Everything breaks easily as in the console lid, window regulators, convertible top switch, leather seats ripped after getting wet, glove box lock hand broke off, door frame cracked, all after 2 years of owning, as far as the engine and such, not to many problems other than normal wear and tear like brakes tires sensors, so other than the cheaply made inside it's a fun little car.

- Theresa K

You should check out the gas mileage on this thing!

This was my first car, and I purchased it my senior year of high school! I have been able to get around very well in this vehicle, and have very few problems, which is great considering it is an 06 model. The gas mileage is fantastic. The one downside to this type of vehicle would be that certain parts seem to be more expensive due to the fact that it is a Volkswagen.

- Kate C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,397 - $5,982
$4,397 - $5,982

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L EFI I5 engine
2.5L EFI I5 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Standard
Standard

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
38.2 - 40.7 (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

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

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
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45HR17
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
2884 - 3164 (.lbs)
2965 - 3258 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Torque

Torque
177 (ft. lbs.)
177 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
5 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
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
Standard
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
Standard
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

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

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
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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