Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,385 - $26,990
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
150
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,385 - $26,990
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
150
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Volkswagen Beetle If...

The most significant aspect of the 2009 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 ...

Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2009 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

4.24

21 Reviews

52% 29% 14% 2 star 0% 5%

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

This 2009 VW new beetle is a reliable vehicle!

I have driven vws for decades. I like my VW new beetle. It gets pretty good mileage. The room in the front, especially the dash is much roomier than older models. I have a 5 gear stuck on the floor model which makes it fun to drive. I live in a more rural area. So maintenance is more of an effort than when living in a city. I didn't realize the front end of the car is as low as it is. I have to be careful parking when there are those cement stops or low curbs. I can't get the front end hook on them. The oil pan is just above a shield which I have pulled off once. I also have to be careful turning into my driveway because of a step hump at the street. The low front end will scrape, is not careful. I like the hatchback on the car. It makes getting in and out of the back end easier when shopping. The heated leather seats are really nice in winter! The previous owner switched out the radio so she could have Sirius (sp?) Radio. I much prefer the standard radio that comes in vws. I have had little work done on the car. There was an issue with the key that I learned was common. When parking at a curb, with a tire pressing on the cement, the key would not always turn. I had to have a new part put in - cannot remember the exact name. It was not the starter. It was a $500 expense. Other than that, the car has been reliable.

- Billie B

Fun and reliable convertible

I haven't had any major problems. It has been a solid, reliable car, and it is fun to drive. I did have to replace the window rotor, but I had to do the same thing on my last VW as well. It also has a faulty light housing for one of the headlights, so the light tends to come loose regularly. It's a minor inconvenience I can live with, or I can have the housing replaced at some point.

- Molly C

Convertible beetle review.

It is more spacious than in looks from the outside. It is a convertible which has some challenges in the winter... The windows sometimes get stuck due to icing. I have only owned the vehicle for about a year, and I am definitely loving it all so far. It does require synthetic oil which is a new expense for me.

- Kris M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,385 - $6,434
$26,990

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine
2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine
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

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.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.5 - 33.5 in.
31.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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
3248 .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
10 - 29 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
28 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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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