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Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback
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7.3
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Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
29.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P215/60TR16
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P215/60TR16
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
31 MPG
City
26 MPG
28 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
5.7 (2020) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
377 miles
369.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
478.5 miles
475.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
168.8 in
167.6 in
Height
58.6 in
58.2 in
Max Width
71.9 in
70.8 in
Front Width
62.2 in
61 in
Rear Width
61.1 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
100.1 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
55.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
31.4 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.1 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49 in
53.9 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,045 lbs
2,963 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.4 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
29.9 ft³
53.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic, Build Out: 01/01/2019
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

Habanero Orange Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Titan Black, Tixo Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles