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* Photo: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Turbo W/Sun/Sound/Nav Trim image

Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L I5 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Comfort suspension
  • Pwr steering
  • Pwr front & rear disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 17" "Turbine" alloy wheels
  • 215/55R17 all-season tires
  • Heated pwr mirrors
  • Intermittent windshield wipers

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, aux input

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Keyless entry -inc: (2) remote transmitter key fobs, rear trunk release, panic button
  • Cruise control
  • Climatic manual air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags w/passenger occupant detection
  • Front side airbags
  • Front curtain airbags
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

58 Reviews
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Don't be afraid of bugs, you will fall in love with this Beetle!

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

I absolutely love my Volkswagen beetle. I love the way it hugs the road, it's smooth acceleration, and quick break time. I have had my car for two years, and have had no problems with it. It's sound system is amazing, and having the Bluetooth feature is such a plus! The car's heated seats and air-conditioning are amazing and so comfortable! As far as visibility goes, I would say make sure the headrests in the back are all the way down, because they can be a little bit of a hindrance for shorter drivers. Overall, purchasing my 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has been one of the best decisions I have made, I love my bug!

- Autumn S

Comfy, spacious interior; great gas mileage

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

It may have been a recall , but the steering wheel is weird. Sometimes you have to turn/jangle the wheel in order to turn the key. The car is super comfortable to people of all sizes - even someone who is 6 foot 6 inches tall and 400 pounds. The heated, leather seats are wonderful and durable. The interior of the car is bigger than it appears and I have used it to move across the country before with plenty of room to store stuff. Great gas mileage and a great road tripping car.

- Maggie E

Light blue VW beetle 2012.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

My vehicle is really visually appealing. I love the unique design and color, but it is lacking mechanically. I have had the air conditioning break down twice within my 2 years of owning it and have also experienced many issues with the gears that have yet to be checked out. The ride is very loud and bumpy due to it being so close to the ground. When I am transporting more than just myself in the car, gas mileage is terrible because it is easily weighed down.

- Mary G

Good on gas and a small reliable car

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

The dashboard is very long so it makes it hard to see. Comfortable ride though! I think that the trunk could have more space, but other than that it's reliable. It is okay on gas. Fill up at least twice a week. It comes with a cute set of flowers by the steering wheel that coordinates with the color of the car

- Lee S

What I think about a beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

Haven't had any problems. It's a good car I love it. I can go far without using a ton of gas which is great. I wish it would have more room to haul stuff in it. I wish the backseat would fold down and lay flat to get it out of the way. I drive it all the time and maybe spend $60 on gas in a month

- Hayley B

Volkswagen beetle: not very durable, expensive to maintain and not worth it.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

Several battery issues, even when I have gone to Volkswagen to have them repaired there are always reoccurring issues of not being able to start. Very spacious and I like the design of the interior, has Bluetooth and other features that are useful such as GPS.

- Maya J

Good quality, low gas mileage

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base

The vehicle does not have good gas mileage. It is very reliable. Although it is a coup, it is a comfortable car. I have had some problems with the engine in the past but they seem to have gotten better when I began to consistently get my car serviced.

- Hannah D

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