2012 Volkswagen Beetle – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

MSRP: $18,995 - $24,950.










  • It's Turbo model is Fun-to-Drive.


  • The cargo space is small.
  • The fuel intake for the class is low.


The length of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is 7.3 inches, 0.5 inches, and 3.3 inches, and the width is 3.3 inches. Indoor volume grew from 81 to 85 cubic feet by five percent. The roof is smaller, but there is a little rear headroom because it’s longer as well. In the front, the legroom is 1.9 inches and the shoulder space is 2.5 inches. The Beetle 2012 looks less like a capsule.

The front legroom of the Toyota Yaris is 0.7 inches longer than the all-new Beetle, but just 31.4 inches of the rear seat of the Beetle is 1.9 inches lower than the Yaris, on a 1.1 inch longer wheelbase. At 15.4 cubic feet, the trunk of the Beetle 2012 is spacious. With the rear seat consumed, the hatchback has almost 30 cubic feet, allowing giant objects to fit inside, making the Beetle easy to transport. Sitting and trimming are tidy, though not stylish. The bucket seats are tidy, quick, spacious, and have excellent reinforcement.

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Specs and Features

Engine2.5L I-5
Seating4 Passengers
Power170 @ 5700 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
MPG22 City / 31 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is ranging between $18,995 – $24,950.

What’s Newly Include in 2012 

  • It is completely reconfigured.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Configurations

The different configurations of the 2012 VW Beetle are following:

1. Base trim

Price: The MSRP of the Base trim is $18,995.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.5L I-5 Engine,5-spd man w/OD Transmission,170 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower,177 @ 4,250 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,17″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, climatic manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, and cloth seat trim.

2. 2.5L trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2.5L trim is $19,795.

Specs and Features: It comes with driver and front passenger heated cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, leatherette seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

3. 2.0T Turbo trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2.0T Turbo trim is $23,395.

Specs and Features: It comes with 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission,200 @ 5,100 rpm Horsepower,207 @ 1,700 rpm Torque,18″ machined aluminum wheels, front Fog/driving lights, and cloth seat trim.

4. 2.0T Turbo Launch Edition trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2.0T Turbo Launch Edition trim is $24,950.

Specs and Features: It comes with 6-spd auto-shift man w/OD Transmission, and 19″ machined aluminum wheels.

2012 Volkswagen beetle Configuration
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Configuration

Which is the best Beetle model?

The best trim model for the 2012 VW Beetle is the base model as it demands a very low price Starting at $18,995. It comes with attractive features such that 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas),5-speed manual w/OD, Front-wheel Drive with four passengers capacity.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Interior

What is the seating capacity

The seating capacity of Beetle is four, but some have found that the rear seats for taller passengers do not have enough headroom. Basic prototypes are fabric seats fitted. The Beetle Turbo comes with sports seats with upholstery and leather seats.

How many Child Car Seats are there

We expect a child in the booster seat to be able to get into the buckle of the seat belt if he/she wants three seats.

Interior Quality

The 2012 interior of Beetle has tasteful architecture and quality materials, as well as a big modern gauge cluster. Unique style, a solid and powerful turbo engine.

Cargo Space

The cargo space of the Beetle is up to 29.9 cubic feet, with the back seats folded, which for the class is comparatively low.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Eight-speaker stereo and Bluetooth are common features. The Fender stereo, navigation, power sunroof, heated seats, iPod interface, and satellite radio are also available.

2012 Volkswagen beetle Interior
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Interior

Should I Buy a 2012 VW Beetle?

Yes, if you are a fan of its retro-styling. Beetle has the same responsive electronic features and control interface, including Bluetooth, iPod, and the navigation system, as you see elsewhere in its VW lineup.

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Is the Volkswagen Beetle 2021 a good car?

The fame of the Beetle was primarily due to its durable interior, which had such incredible success. The engine is highly reliable and the car can break very little. The Beetle’s body shape is one of its most identifiable attributes.

What is a 2012 VW Beetle worth?


Is a Volkswagen Beetle 2012 a reliable car?

Five-cylinder engines by Volkswagen Beetle 2012 have plenty of pulling power but do not accelerate quickly. The Beetle Turbo, a turboid, four-cylinder engine shared with the Volkswagen GTI hatchback, was more positive from many reviewers.

How many miles can Beetle last?

A well-kept Beetle will last 200,000 or more but maintenance is the drawback. Timing belts, shocks, bulls, lines, etc will cost a great deal.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Beetle, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.