Overview & Reviews
For 2014, the Volkswagen Beetle sees a handful of small but notable changes. A limited-edition GSR coupe model debuts with a yellow-and-black paint scheme that recalls a '70s-era racing Beetle. The Beetle Turbo picks up 10 horsepower and a name change: It's now called the Beetle R-Line to avoid confusion later in the year when VW replaces the base Beetle's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Lastly, the Fender edition is no longer available; the base Beetle picks up a few more standard features; and Volkswagen's telematics system (dubbed "Car-Net") debuts, along with a rearview camera (late availability).
- High style yet functional interior design
- More interior space than most two-door competitors.
- Fuel-efficient diesel
- Powerful turbo R-Line engine
- DSG transmission's slow responses.
- Higher price than conventional two-door or hatchback models
- Unrefined base 2.5-liter engine
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1st VW - 1st diesel - 2014 Volkswagen Beetle
By marltonman - February 1 - 1:36 pm
I was looking for a 2 door hatchback on Edmonds.com and frankly, didn't know the Beetle was a hatchback. After reading the general reviews I concentrated on the TDI rather than the gas 2.0 Turbo as it requires premium gas. (I have a fairly long commute) I test drove the TDI as was totally impressed with the ride. This car is tight. My biggest concern was how the TDI would handle acceleration onto the interstate and passing at high speed.... Wow! This car can keep up with anything. The fit and finish is excellent and you can't beat the styling. I bought it on the spot. I've only had it a month but I can't say anything negative about it. It's a kick to drive.