2014 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
What’s New for the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle
For 2014, Volkswagen has introduced the Beetle R-Line to replace the Beetle Turbo, and with it comes a 10 horsepower increase in power.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Exterior
No one has to tell you what a Volkswagen Beetle looks like, as its unmistakable design is easy to locate on roadways. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle benefits from a recent redesign that adds sleekness to the Beetle’s iconic curved architecture, and standard 17-inch alloy wheels provide a more athletic stance.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Performance
The base 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, but that will be replaced later in the model year by a 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new 2014 VW Beetle R-Line is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Efficiency
The current 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that powers the 2014 Beetle returns 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway when equipped with a manual transmission. Surprisingly, the 2014 Beetle R-Line is projected to deliver better fuel economy than the current base five-cylinder engine at 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Interior
The interior of the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle delivers an intentionally vintage feel that is coupled with state-of-the-art automotive technology. Available technology in the 2014 Beetle includes Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen interface with navigation, a rearview camera, and a premium Fender sound system.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Safety
Standard safety in the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle includes stability and traction control, antilock brakes, a comprehensive suite of airbags, and the Volkswagen Car-Net telematics system, which is able to automatically notify emergency personnel in the event of a collision, stolen vehicle location, roadside assistance, and remote vehicle unlocking.