Volkswagen Beetle

Price $24,475 – $33,595
Fuel consumption 7.1 – 9.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 68%(view ratings)
The third and final generation of the legendary Beetle will cease production in July 2019, capping a storied run that spanned eight decades. Volkswagen has actually planned two Final Edition models as a tribute. In the meantime, you can still get your lovable Bug in coupe or cabriolet format. How about the heritage-inspired Beetle Coast or the more rugged-looking Beetle Dune that sits on a beefed-up suspension? All units rely on a 174-horsepower turbocharged engine.

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Test Drives2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: Topless for Less
We have to admit that our Canadian climate isn’t favourable for owning a convertible. With our endless winters, sales on this type of vehicle aren’t very high, so less and less models are available on our market for lack of profitability. Most convertibles are now sold by luxury brands, and …
Test Drives2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune: Keeping it Fresh
Every year in Montreal there is a large European car show called Eurokracy. The event attracts Euro enthusiasts from all over Eastern Canada and Northeastern USA in what has become a must-attend—not just for Euro owners, but for any car enthusiast. That being said, it helps to be able to …
First DrivesFirst Drive: 2015 VW Beetle Classic
When Volkswagen launch the “new” Beetle back in 1997, it was undeniably cute. With its bubble shape and bubbly personality to match, the relaunched Bug captured the hearts of buyers the world over. But, after 14 years of production, the Beetle grew tired, and designers were faced with a conundrum: …
Test Drives2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: Not Winter-Ready?
Volkswagen has long been a champion of diesel technology in North America, often standing as the lone brand willing to import its turbocharged, oil-burning European passenger cars and offer them for sale in the U.S. and Canada. It was a certainty that the recently redesigned of the Volkswagen Beetle would …
Test DrivesFirst Drive: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Most don’t consider vehicles like the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible to be anything more than toys – cute, but ultimately impractical cars that can’t stand up to the rigors of real world driving. After spending time with the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in the rainy hills of Malibu, however, we …
Test Drives2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Just serious enough
For a team of automobile designers, redesigning an immensely popular car is an incredibly difficult exercise. One misstep, whether you’re too bold or not bold enough, and it could be the beginning of the end for the model. In the case of the New Beetle, although it wasn’t as popular …
MechanicalThe 2012 Beetle Gets a Physical
The Volkswagen Beetle was remodeled in 2012 and since then it has proudly sported a stockier, more virile and more athletic physique. There’s no question that Volkswagen is pursuing male buyers with these changes. Seen from the side, the roofline is distinctly less curved than it was in the past.
First Drives2012 Volkswagen Beetle – Guaranteed fun
Following April’s spectacular simultaneous unveiling in Berlin, Shanghai and New York, the time has come to test drive the third generation of the Beetle. We got the chance to get behind the wheel of this newcomer during a special event that took place in Berlin, Germany. Of course, as is …


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News2017 Volkswagen #Pinkbeetle: For the Millenials
Volkswagen advertises its Beetle as a car for a hip, young crowd. However, not many of these young buyers are lining up to buy the stylish little vehicle, storied past or not. With the latest special edition of the Beetle, Volkswagen is trying to attract the millennials, and more specifically …
NewsVW launching Beetle Dune, Beetle Denim models for 2016
A pair of throwback Beetles will be available at Volkswagen dealerships in 2016, joining the Beetle Classic in a growing retro lineup. Whereas Volkswagen set out to recapture the original Bug's glory with the Beetle Classic , the Beetle Dune and Denim models take the car in two very distinct …
Los AngelesHere Is The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
When we think about the original Beetle, one of the first things that pops into our minds is a dune buggy. Based on regular Beetle chassis, lacking power and any sort of all-wheel drive, these little off-roaders were surprisingly capable: they weighed next to nothing and their rear-engine configuration gave …
News2016 Volkswagen Beetle Classic Convertible Now On Sale In Canada
After the launch of the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic coupe last year, it’s the convertible’s turn to get dressed up in retro clothes. The Beetle Classic Convertible gets checkered, two-tone cloth and leatherette upholstery with colour-matched dash and door sill trim, while a leather-wrapped, multifunction steering wheel includes switchgear to …
NewsThe VW Beetle Might Be On Its Way Out
The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic vehicles in history. Its silhouette is instantly recognizable, and you see them nearly everywhere on the planet. Its direct successor, the New Beetle, was launched in 1998, and received a very warm reception, taking advantage of the retro trends of the …
New ModelsVolkswagen Will Build the Beetle Dune
Volkswagen surprised everyone at the Detroit Auto Show with the Beetle Dune Concept. While it may only be a regular Beetle on stilts with a wing-mounted ski rack, it looked fun to drive. The concept was painted in a flashy metallic orange paint, and it attracted a big crowd. But, …
NewsA new Souped-up Volkswagen Beetle
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Review: 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic
The Volkswagen Beetle is undeniably iconic. But it's forgivable to find the new car more cute than classic. Thankfully, Volkswagen has a remedy for that, introducing a new Beetle Classic model that blends cutesy charm with vintage flair for a car that's worthy of its name. This segment originally appeared …
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Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Do you think “lively drive” and “Volkswagen Beetle” belong in the same sentence? Graeme Fletcher sure does, as we find out in this edition of Test Drive, featuring the 2015 Beetle Convertible. This segment originally appeared on Episode 3 of Motoring 2015.
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2015 Volkswagen Beetle
If you like its style, the Beetle is a good choice, combining modern technology with a retro appearance. More on the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle.