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3/4 Front Glamour 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$15,900$16,850$17,900
    Invoice *$15,151$15,706$16,675
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City24.0 mpg24.0 mpg42.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy31.0 mpg31.0 mpg49.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator70 amp70 amp70 amp
    Batterywith run down protectionwith run down protectionwith run down protection
    Axle Ratio4.244.243.89
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadeddiesel
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensiontorsion beam beamtorsion beam beamtorsion beam beam
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " steel16.0 " steel16.0 " steel
    Front TiresP205/55HR16.0BSW ASP205/55HR16.0BSW ASP205/55HR16.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity444
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front ArmrestsN/Acenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Rear Seatsfull benchfull benchfull bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Seat Trimpremium clothpremium clothpremium cloth
    Door Trimvinylvinylvinyl
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Overhead Consolemini with storagemini with storagemini with storage
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Seatback Storage222
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplasticplastic
    Cargo Coverrigidrigidrigid
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Speakers666
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennaintegrated roofintegrated roofintegrated roof
    Cruise ControlN/Acruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasepowerpowerpower
    Power Outlets333
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Clockin-overhead consolein-overhead consolein-overhead console
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltelescopic tilttelescopic tilttelescopic tilt
    Front Windowsmanualpowerpower
    Rear Windowsfixedfixedfixed
    1-Touch OpenN/Adriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Speed Sensitve Wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipers
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition DisableTransponder IIITransponder IIITransponder III
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume27.1 cu.ft.27.1 cu.ft.27.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length161.1 "161.1 "161.1 "
    Exterior Width67.9 "67.9 "67.9 "
    Exterior Height59.0 "59.0 "59.0 "
    Wheelbase99 "99 "99 "
    Front Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius17.9 '17.9 '17.9 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating3,704 lbs.3,704 lbs.3,793 lbs.
    Curb Weight2,817 lbs.2,855 lbs.2,899 lbs.
    Payload860 lbs.860 lbs.860 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.38.38.38
    Front Legroom39.4 "39.4 "39.4 "
    Rear Legroom33.5 "33.5 "33.5 "
    Front Headroom41.3 "41.3 "41.3 "
    Rear Headroom36.7 "36.7 "36.7 "
    Front Shoulder Room52.8 "52.8 "52.8 "
    Rear Shoulder Room49.3 "49.3 "49.3 "
    Passenger Volume85 cu.ft.85 cu.ft.85 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume12.0 cu.ft.12.0 cu.ft.12.0 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded27.1 cu.ft.27.1 cu.ft.27.1 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles144/unlimited144/unlimited144/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
GL 2dr Hatchback
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
GLS 1.8L Turbo 2dr Hatchback
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
GLS 2dr Hatchback
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
GLX 2dr Hatchback
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
Turbo S 2dr Hatchback
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
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