The retro-styled 2010 Volkswagen Beetle
is available as either a coupe or convertible is still popular for its cute design and sporty flair. Propelled by 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine paired to either a five-speed manual (coupe only) or a six-speed automatic transmission, the Volkswagen Beetle comes with front-wheel drive.
Options include 17-inch wheels on the convertible and a sunroof on the coupe. Some drawbacks are limited cargo space and cramped rear seating leg and headroom. While gas consumption is above average at 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway, the Volkswagen Beetle's crash test scores are subpar.
New for 2010
Two special edition packages were offered for 2010: the Final Edition coupe and convertible, which feature two-tone white and blue paint schemes, sports suspension, and 17-inch wheels. Otherwise, the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle is unchanged from the previous year.
Engine: 2.5L I-5
Transmissions: 5-speed manual (coupe only), 6-speed automatic
Body Styles: Coupe, convertible
Trims: 2.5 Hatchback, 2.5 Convertible
On the Outside
The Volkswagen Beetle is still cute as a bug, and the convertible's vintage-style stacked folding roof is great for outdoor adventures.
From the Inside
While the large, arching A-pillars and long-reaching dash can be off-putting, the Volkswagen Beetle is built with quality materials and features standard air conditioning, satellite radio, heated front seats, cruise control, and a folding rear seat.
Sporting VW's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, the Volkswagen Beetle is noted for its sporty ride and has plenty of pep. Enthusiast drivers will stick with the manual gear shift.
Standard on the Volkswagen Beetle are driver and front passenger front airbags, head/thorax side airbags, ASR traction control, ESP stability control and engine brake assist (EBR).
20 mpg city/29 mpg highway (28 mpg highway, manual)
- Cute design
- Sporty ride
- VW quality
- 5-cylinder engine
- Limited cargo room
- Subpar crash test scores
Cute bug with retro styling popular with enthusiasts
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