Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,801 - $25,740
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
150
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,801 - $25,740
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
150
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Volkswagen Beetle If...

The most significant aspect of the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle is its familiar and friendly shape but, as a bonus, it is actually quite comfortable as a daily driver as well. Even taller drivers...

2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

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38 Reviews
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It is a bit annoying, to say the least, that first time you have to pop the hood.

2008 Volkswagen Beetle

Well, it is small, obviously, to start with, but if you are more used to that sort of car, it is pretty great. I am not too big a fan of the placement of the different gadgets on the dashboard, the fuel tank especially. And changing the headlights and tail lights are a major pain, but you get used to it after awhile. Or you can always have someone else do it for you. The trunk is not great, but fine. Backseat is cramped, but again, when you are buying a small car, you should be well aware of that. It has the hook on the back of the seat though, for the baby's car seat, which is great.

- Megan F

Adorable convertible slug bug used for late night drives.

2008 Volkswagen Beetle

It is a white convertible bug and everyone absolutely adores it. Not only are the looks perfect but so is the interior. It has perfect white seats as well as perfectly cool a/c. My air and heating is perfect just like the rest of the car. The CD player works well along with my AUX as well. It gets great gas mileage and is perfect for cool crisp late night drives with the top down. The only issue I have run into is with Volkswagens as a whole. The way to fix that brand of car's tires is different than normal one. But once this becomes your normal way to fix a tire you have no problems.

- Jayden H

Fun, peppy car with headlight problems.

2008 Volkswagen Beetle

The major dislike of this vehicle are the headlights! I have had this car for seven years and I have had to replace the headlight bulbs every six months, no lie. Also, when the headlights are working, they are not very bright. Currently in the process of installing aftermarket fog lights to help. That is my only complaint, otherwise, it is a fun and reliable car and safe. I have been rear ended twice in it and there was minimal body damage to the car and minimal injuries to me and my passenger. It is a cute little car with a lot of pep.

- Lindsay C

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,801 - $6,462
$20,990 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

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 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.5 - 33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 37.2 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5 - 12 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

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
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.8 in.
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 - 3248 lbs.
2965 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
170 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

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
24 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
29 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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