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drivers say the VW Beetle’s base offers adequate power for use, though they the turbocharged engine found in and GSR models for its peppy acceleration. On all the handling is steady, bumps are absorbed and steering is accurate. say the manual transmission offers shifts but the automated manual can be to respond.

Driving the 2013 we are both entertained and disappointed. because it does everything All controls feel direct and and the behavior is stable and refined. because we wish this iteration of the Beetle had the more dynamics of VW’s GTI, one of our favorites. — Kelley Book (2013) The base handles and rides well, but its engine is rather blah for a stylish car. The Turbo is a kick to drive, if not quite as and as much fun as a GTI (with which it some hardware). Still, the should please most looking for spirited performance with a comfortable ride. Edmunds (2013) Ride, and handling: It gets very marks in all three. Normal those of us who don’t imagine roads as race tracks, have no problems with one. — The Washington (2012) Still, the Beetle is about style and history topping the performance or fuel-economy sheets. — Cars.com

Acceleration and Power


The base VW Beetle has a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter, engine and a five-speed manual A six-speed automatic transmission is A turbocharged, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder with the same horsepower will become standard the 2014 model year and the five-cylinder engine. Beetle and GSR models get a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, engine that generates 210 while the Beetle TDI comes a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel that produces 140 horsepower. GSR and TDI models come standard a six-speed manual transmission or an six-speed automated manual (DSG). The base Beetle an EPA-rated 22/29 mpg city/highway equipped with an automatic which is on the low end of the small car segment. with an automatic transmission, the TDI gets 29/39 mpg city/highway, is good for

the class.

Reviewers say the Beetle’s base provides adequate power in the and on the highway, but those seeking thrills should look They prefer the peppy of the turbocharged R-Line and GSR models, as as the Beetle TDI. Additionally, drivers say the manual transmission a precise shifter that like it should be in a more car. A few say that there can be a lag shifts with the automated transmission.

The gearbox felt a precision unit found in of its larger, more expensive brothers, offering correct without the hunting that characteristic of some gearboxes the Pacific Rim. Very We wish all shifters were good. — Left News (Beetle GSR) said, the DSG’s responses can be slow when accelerating a stop while using the drive mode. — So the TDI isn’t a sprinter, but it does get intersections with vigor, to its ample torque. — Car and (2013) Our Beetle TDI test car was with the manual gearbox, and this is the only option for Throw the shifter into 1st and step on the throttle. The front-drive car like a rocket from a with the torque coming on instantly, and the acceleration continues into high revs. Road and Track (2013)

Handling and Braking

Test say that the Beetle holds its own admirable handling. The ride is and driving is fun, despite agility than rivals the Fiat 500 Abarth or Mini S. They also praise the competent brakes and responsive

Bumps are soaked up with grace by economy-car standards, the handling is respectable, if not exactly — AutoTrader The Beetle’s is respectably adept, though the overall abilities and steering are well short of what get from a Fiat 500 Abarth or Cooper S. When just on city streets or on the highway, the Beetle is pretty comfortable. Edmunds The 2.5 models are dynamically cornering with moderate lean and good grip. properly weighted power adds to driving enjoyment, strong, easily modulated add to driver confidence. — Guide (2013) The suspension is a blend. Not stiff, but sporting to let you motor briskly through Not soggy, but compliant enough to drainage channels and potholes only modest disruption. and brakes are quick to answer the call and feel as if engineers had influence than marketing — USA Today (2012)

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