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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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With its funky, characteristic style and spunky performance, the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle is a top option for those consumers that want a vehicle that’s unique. The 2015 Beetle combines retro vibes with modern-day amenities, offering the perfect mix of function and style to make a statement out on the road.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

What’s New for the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle sees some major changes for the 2015 model year, including a new trim level called the Beetle Classic and a standard rearview camera all around. This retro Bug will also see 10 more horsepower added to its optional 2.0-liter diesel engine.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Exterior

If the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle had a middle name, it would be “Retro.” The 2015 Beetle continues to offer the kooky styling it is known for. This new model has an updated silhouette, similar to its predecessors in the 60s and 70s, but with a sleeker look to it. A rear spoiler adds a touch of sportiness, making it a terrific choice for those consumers that want a retro, yet slightly modern vehicle.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Performance

There are three different engine options for the 2015 VW Beetle, which vary depending on the model you choose. The standard engine is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that generates a peppy 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. For the Beetle R-Line, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is the ticket, producing 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Finally, a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine powers the Beetle TDI, making 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Efficiency

The standard 1.8-liter engine has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 28 mpg combined, while the Beetle R-line has an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined. Finally, the TDI has an impressive fuel efficiency rating of 34 mpg combined.

2015 VW Beetle interior

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Interior

While the Beetle looks retro on the outside, its cabin is anything but. With a variety of optional technologies and a trim that is color-keyed to the exterior, the Bug offers a modern version of its predecessors. Tall passengers will still have plenty of room, despite the vehicle’s low roofline, offering plenty of comfort for all. It even has 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space, making it one of the most spacious vehicles in its class.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Safety

The 2015 Beetle has eared five out of five stars for overall crash protection in government crash tests. It also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top rating of “Good” in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests. Standard safety features for the Beetle include antilock disc brakes, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and VW’s Car-Net telematics system.