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3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2012 Volkswagen Beetle specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2012 Volkswagen Beetle warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$18,995$19,795$23,395
    Invoice *$18,235$19,003$22,459
    Engine2.5L I-5 170 HP2.5L I-5 170 HP2.0L I-4 200 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City22.0 mpg22.0 mpg21.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy31.0 mpg31.0 mpg30.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L I-5 170 HP2.5L I-5 170 HP2.0L I-4 200 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Alternator140 amp140 amp140 amp
    Battery330 amp with run down protection330 amp with run down protection330 amp with run down protection
    Axle Ratio3.653.653.94
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/Abrake actuated
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilitystability controlstability controlstability control
    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 beammulti-link
    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
    Wheels17.0 " silver aluminum17.0 " silver aluminum18.0 " machined aluminum
    Front TiresP215/55HR17.0BSW ASP215/55HR17.0BSW ASP235/45HR18.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity444
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketsport
    Heated Front SeatsN/Adriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackdriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way6-way6-way
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way6-way6-way
    Rear Seats50-50 bench50-50 bench50-50 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Seat Trimclothleatherettecloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsN/Acarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard InsertN/AN/Asimulated carbon fibre
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/Aleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    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
    Instrument Panel StorageN/Acovered bincovered bin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Seatback StorageN/A22
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplasticplastic
    Cargo Coverrigidrigidrigid
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningClimatic manualClimatic manualClimatic manual
    Climate ControlClimaticClimaticClimatic
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    Speakers888
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennawindow grid and roof mountwindow grid and roof mountwindow grid and roof mount
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise 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)
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Power Outlets222
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Check Controlredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometer
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltelescopic tilttelescopic tilttelescopic tilt
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleatherleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowsfixedfixedfixed
    1-Touch Opendriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/Ajetsjets
    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
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Head Protectiondriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition DisableImmobilizer IIIImmobilizer IIIImmobilizer III
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume29.9 cu.ft.29.9 cu.ft.29.9 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length168.4 "168.4 "168.4 "
    Exterior Width71.2 "71.2 "71.2 "
    Exterior Height58.5 "58.5 "58.5 "
    Wheelbase100 "100 "100 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Rear Tread61 "61 "61 "
    Turning Radius17.7 '17.7 '17.7 '
    Curb Weight2,939 lbs.2,939 lbs.3,042 lbs.
    Payload858 lbs.858 lbs.831 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.37.37.37
    Front Legroom41.3 "41.3 "41.3 "
    Rear Legroom31.4 "31.4 "31.4 "
    Front Headroom39.4 "39.4 "39.4 "
    Rear Headroom37.1 "37.1 "37.1 "
    Front Shoulder Room55.3 "55.3 "55.3 "
    Rear Shoulder Room49.0 "49.0 "49.0 "
    Passenger Volume85 cu.ft.85 cu.ft.85 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume15.4 cu.ft.15.4 cu.ft.15.4 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded29.9 cu.ft.29.9 cu.ft.29.9 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/Alip
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Insertchromechromeblack
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles144/unlimited144/unlimited144/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Maintenance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2012 Volkswagen 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.
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