2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Gets EPA Ratings

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Gets EPA Ratings

For 2013, Volkswagen is introducing a convertible version of the Beetle, and the EPA estimates are out on the vehicle, showing that the convertible will get the same mileage as its non-convertible sibling. 

Despite the added weight gained because of the convertible setup, the drop-top Beetle retains the fuel numbers of the regular car, in all three forms. The Beetle TDI convertible, when equipped with a manual transmission will get an estimated 28/41 mpg city/highway. For the turbo version, the car will likely get  21/30 mpg. The I-5 gasoline engine has yet to be rated, but if it keeps with the trend of being the same as the existing Beetle, it will net 22/31.

The DSG-equipped convertible models have not been rated yet either, but just for reference, the non-convertible variant of the Beetle equipped with DSG will get you 22/29 mpg for the 2.5-liter five, 22/30 for the Turbo, and 29/39 for the TDI.

[Source: Car and Driver]

  • New reports show the TDI convertible getting 32 mpg city and 41 highway.  That’s the latest so the 29/39 is old news.