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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Overview

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

Photos

12
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22
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15
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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
177 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
2,884 lbs
3,072 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
26 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
City
23 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr
N/A
EPA rating
N/A
6
7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
14.5 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
333.5 miles
290 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
449.5 miles
406 miles
435 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
176.6 in
161.1 in
165.8 in
Height
55.7 in
59 in
58.2 in
Max Width
70.7 in
67.9 in
69.3 in
Front Width
60.6 in
59.4 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
61.4 in
58.8 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
98.8 in
101.5 in
Ground Clearance
6.3 in
4.6 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.8 in
39.4 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.7 in
38.2 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.4 in
52.8 in
54.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.6 in
N/A
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.6 in
33.5 in
35.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.4 in
36.7 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.1 in
49.3 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
48.5 in
N/A
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
N/A
N/A
15.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
35.8 ft
35.7 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
16" x 6.5"
15" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
16" x 6.5"
15" x 6"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson strut
Independent
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Torsion Beam
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45WR18
P205/55HR16
195/65HR15
Rear Tire
P225/45WR18
P205/55HR16
195/65HR15
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Absolutely Red
  • Black
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Cement
  • Cosmic Gray Mica
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Charcoal, Fabric Upholstery
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Anthracite, Media cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Optional

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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