Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 3 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 27 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2010 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2010 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2007 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2007 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2006 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2005 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2004 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4
2004 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2003 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 3 4

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of New Beetle Convertible for 8 years. They average 22.8 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2010 New Beetle Convertible above average at 23 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2010 New Beetle Convertible to be $1,700 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,250 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The New Beetle Convertible consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 23 28 20
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 23 28 20
2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 23 28 20
2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 22 28 19
2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 22 28 19
2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 22 28 19
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 22 28 19
2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 22 26 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible has 21 different model options on record with the EPA since 2003. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2010 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 23 28 20
2009 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 23 28 20
2009 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 23 28 20
2008 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 23 28 20
2008 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 23 28 20
2007 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2007 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2006 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2006 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2005 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 22
2005 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 19
2005 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2005 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
2004 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
2004 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 19
2004 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2004 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 28 21
2003 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
2003 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 19