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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
Select a Different Model (8 Available): Final Edition SE Convertible
Fair Market Price $ 28263
MPG (EPA) 26 CTY /33 HWY
Horsepower 174@5000
Torque 184@1500
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Comfortable ride in the coupe
  • Cool-looking retro design

You Won't Like

  • Noisy interior in the convertible
  • Active safety features are not available
  • Ride quality could be better in the convertible

New for 2019

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle gets blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard. A Final Edition model joins the lineup to commemorate the end of the Beetle's production.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is a front-drive retro-style compact coupe or convertible. Four trims are available including two grades of the Final Edition model.

Beetle S: The base grade comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, an eight-speaker audio system, a 5.0-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth.

Beetle SE: Moving up to the SE grade adds keyless entry and start, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, ambient lighting, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Premium package adds HID headlights, navigation, dual-zone climate control, a Fender audio system, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, parking sensors, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Beetle Final Edition SE: The Final Edition SE model adds leatherette upholstery with cloth inserts to the SE grade's equipment.

Beetle Final Edition SEL: Rounding out the lineup is the Final Edition SEL grade, which builds on the SE trim by adding the Premium package as standard along with leather upholstery and special 18-inch alloy wheels with white accents.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Beetle is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 174 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings are 26/33 mpg city/highway regardless of body style.

Safety

In NHTSA testing, the 2019 Beetle received a four-star rating on the front crash and rollover tests (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the car received a Good score on all categories except for the front small overlap test where it got a Marginal on the driver's side (Good is the highest score).

Automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane keeping assist are not available on any Beetle model. However, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard across the lineup.

Utility

The 2019 Beetle has 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 29.9 cubic feet with them folded. Convertible models have a tiny 7.1-cubic-foot trunk that's expandable via the standard split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

We've yet to test the 2019 Beetle but in a 2017 First Test of a Beetle Dune convertible, we liked that the car offers plenty of power on tap from the turbo engine. Regardless of whether the roof is up or down, there's excessive road and wind noise. Opt for the coupe for a better ride and quieter cabin. Convertible variants also ride worse than the coupe, feeling brittle over road imperfections.

Cool Fact

The alloy wheel options on the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle are inspired by the first generation model, which features white accents and full covers instead of a spokes.

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2019 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Tiptronic® 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
Final Edition SE Convertible
Class
Convertible
Horsepower
174@5000
Standard MPG
26/33
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail

First Aid Kit & Roadside Assistance Kit Combo Pack (PIO)

INCLUDES: [AID] First Aid Kit (PIO); [ARK] Roadside Assistance Kit (PIO)
$75 $99

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Tiptronic® 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Pure White W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pure White W/Beige Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Silk Blue Metallic W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Silk Blue Metallic W/Beige Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Platinum Gray Metallic W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Black Pearl W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Black Pearl W/Beige Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tornado Red W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tornado Red W/Beige Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Silver Metallic W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Habanero Orange Metallic W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Stonewashed Blue Metallic W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Safari Uni W/Black Roof

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 6.3-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Wind Deflector (PIO)

$400 $500

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.230

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.5 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Roof, Brown Soft Top

N/C N/C

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Roof, Black Soft Top

N/C N/C

Roof, Beige Soft Top

N/C N/C

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [NGG] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Chrome Exhaust Tips (PIO)

$100 $130

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$170 $220

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Roof, Power Soft Top with Glass Rear Window

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Piano Black On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Carpeted Mats (PIO)

$100 $130

Rubber Mats (PIO)

$100 $130

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Alarm Kit (PIO)

$250 $325

VW Care (PIO)

$215 $215

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Habanero Orange Metallic

$283 $295

First Aid Kit (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [ASK] First Aid Kit & Roadside Assistance Kit Combo Pack (PIO)
$25 $35

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 4

Std Std

Roadside Assistance Kit (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [ASK] First Aid Kit & Roadside Assistance Kit Combo Pack (PIO)
$65 $85

Convertible Rollover Protection

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Cornsilk Beige& Titan Black Upgraded Cloth/Velour/Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Easy Entry

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour/Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 4

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Heated Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, Composition Media AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Eight Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Dynamic Steering

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P215/55HR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO)

$60 $80

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
72000
Full Warranty Miles
72000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
72
Roadside Assistance Miles
72000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Volkswagen announces a Military and First Responders Bonus Program on select models. 01-02-2020
$500 Volkswagen announces a College Graduate program for customers who finance or lease through Volkswagen Credit on select models. 01-02-2020
$0 2.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 4.4% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models. 05-31-2019
$500 Volkswagen announces a Loyalty Program on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 4.9% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models. 05-31-2019