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  • 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

  • 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $17,475
    • $17,180
    • Avg. Paid
    • N/A
    • N/A

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.3 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.5 /10
    • 6.9 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.6 /10
    • 6.3 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Classic, retro-styled exterior
      • Fun-to-drive
      • Classic, retro-styled exterior, which is cute but outdated to some
      • Zippy performance, with quick steering and tight handling
    • Cons
      • Tight rear seat with limited headroom
      • Limited cargo space
      • Doesn't provide as sporty a performance as newer models in the class
      • Tight rear seat with limited headroom
      • Limited cargo space
      • Past reliability issues and low rating for quality of manufacturing

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I5 2.5L/151
    • Gas I5 2.5L/151
    • MPG
    • 20 City / 28 Hwy
    • 23 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door Coupe
    • 2 Door Coupe
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 98.8
    • 98.7
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 161.1
    • 161.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 67.9
    • 67.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 59.0
    • 59.0
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2884
    • 2884
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Optional
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Optional
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    •  
    • Optional
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 81
    • 81
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.2
    • 38.2
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 39.4
    • 39.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 52.8
    • 52.8
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 36.7
    • 36.7
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 33.5
    • 33.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 49.3
    • 49.3
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 12.0
    • 12.0
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    •  
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    • Vinyl Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I5
    • Gas I5
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/151
    • 2.5L/151
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 150 @ 5000
    • 150 @ 5000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 170 @ 3750
    • 170 @ 3750
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.8
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 20
    • 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 28
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 14.5
    • 14.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard

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