2017 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,925 - $29,429
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
170-210
Seats
4
Color:  Dark Bronze Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,925 - $29,429
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
170-210
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.8 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle carries the torch of its iconic predecessors as an affordable and fun coupe or convertible with timeless style. Small enough to excel in city dwellings, the 2017 Beetle is more substantial than other retro-revivalists like the Mini Cooper and Fiat 500. Fresh variants like the beefy Dune and #PinkBeetle add more flair to the lineup.

Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

1.8T S $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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
1.8T SE $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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
1.8T SEL $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
1.8T Classic $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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
#PinkBeetle $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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
1.8T Dune $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
1.8T Fleet $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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
R-Line 2.0T SEL $24,925 - $29,429
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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

4.77

22 Reviews

5 star 82% 4 star 14% 3 star 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

VW beetle is the best car I've had!

Very comfortable. Good gas mileage. Has all the conveniences I need. I have previously owned a VW beetle and had it for almost 10 years. I am a fan of the beetle. I travel on long trips and it is extremely comfortable. I would easily recommend. . I am very happy with its performance.

- Valerie J

A well running iconic vehicle.

Great gas mileage, reliable, efficient. I love the style and comfort of my simple little car. I guess my only critique would be the connectivity of the smart system. It does disconnect randomly and glitch out from time to time. Everything else with the vehicle is wonderful though.

- Nicole B

It is small and compact, so there isn't a lot of room for larger objects if you are moving houses or buying furniture.

The Volkswagen Beetle has been my dream car since I was a little girl. I love the way it looks, and it drives smoothly. It is new, and I've never had a new car before. I love that it has built-in navigation and all of the modern conveniences my old car didn't have.

- dana P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$24,925 - $29,429
$24,925 - $29,429

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
170 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI 170 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4
1.8L TSI 170 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

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

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.4 (in.)
31.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 (in.)
37.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard

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
Cloth
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

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

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60HR16
P215/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100 (in.)
100 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 (ft.)
35.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
168.4 (in.)
168.4 (in.)

Width

Width
71.2 (in.)
71.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3012 (.lbs)
3012 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
170 (hp)

Torque

Torque
184 (ft. lbs.)
184 (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
Not Available
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
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
33 (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
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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

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

Safety Recalls (1)

Equipment > Other > Labels Mar 1, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 1, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V136000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Beetle and Jetta GLI vehicles. The affected vehicles have incorrect information on the tire information label, possibly causing the operator to overload the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
Overloading the vehicle may affect vehicle handling or result in tire damage, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected tire information label, free of charge. The recall began March 30, 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 01B9.

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