2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

At a Glance

Pricing $19,995 - $31,095
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A6, M5, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 22-29 (city), 29-41 (highway)

It's hard to approach the status of the Beetle. Only a couple of cars on the road have similar lifetime sales numbers and few have the instantly recognizable shape of the Beetle. Introduced in 2012, the third generation is longer, wider and has an overall more aggressive look. Modern Beetles are front wheel drive with the engine in front. A large hatchback and fold-down rear seat fill the space where the engine used to be. Beetle powertrains include an inline five-cylinder engine and a turbocharged four cylinder. The turbocharged Beetle with 200-horsepower and a six-speed dual clutch transmission should be quick enough to turn some heads. In today's market, Scion, Hyundai, and Kia provide the kind of value that the original Beetle was known for, but a unique combination of heritage, style, utility, and fuel economy should help keep the Beetle on some shopping lists.

What Changed:

The Beetle Turbo becomes the R-Line. A limited-edition GSR model is added to the lineup. The 2.5l five-cylinder engine will be replaced mid-year by a 1.8l turbocharged four-cylinder.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Beetle 2.5 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD 22/31/26 56 $19,995
Beetle 2.5 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 22/29/25 54 $21,095
Beetle 2.5 Sunroof 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD 22/31/26 56 $22,695
Beetle 2.5 Sunroof 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 22/29/25 54 $23,795
Beetle 2.5 Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD 22/31/26 59 $24,595
Beetle 2.5 Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 22/29/25 57 $25,695
Beetle TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 28/41/34 56 $24,195
Beetle TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 29/39/34 56 $25,295
Beetle TDI Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 28/41/34 56 $26,995
Beetle TDI Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 29/39/34 56 $28,095
Beetle R-Line 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23/31/27 61 $24,795
Beetle R-Line 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24/30/27 61 $25,895
Beetle R-Line Sunroof & Sound 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23/31/27 61 $27,595
Beetle R-Line Sunroof & Sound 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24/30/27 61 $28,695
Beetle R-Line Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23/31/27 63 $29,995
Beetle R-Line Sunroof, Sound, & Navi 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24/30/27 63 $31,095
Beetle GSR 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23/31/27 63 $29,995
Beetle GSR 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24/30/27 63 $31,095