Used Volkswagen Beetle Dune Coupe (2016 - 2018) Costs

Review by Christofer Lloyd on
The standard Volkswagen Beetle is a car that prioritises design over practicality. The Dune version, however, ups the ante, boasting suspension that has been raised by 10mm plus chunky unpainted plastic body mouldings and silver skid plates at both ends – all in the name of style.

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

The Beetle Dune should be reasonably inexpensive to run in terms of fuel economy and car tax bills – with all models returning more than 50mpg – but this is more than outweighed by very high finance costs.

Costs through Volkswagen’s PCP finance scheme are much higher than rivals, due to the car losing value quickly as it gets older. With monthly costs weighing in at potentially 50% more than competitors this is a very expensive car to run for the class.

High list prices are somewhat offset by £3,000 discounts, however, which makes things much better for cash buyers and those planning to take advantage of the best value loans. Servicing and maintenance costs, on the other hand, should be reasonable, with many parts being shared across many of Volkswagen’s other models.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,069 - £1,132 *


£946 - £1,011 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 127p and diesel 129p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Up to 2 years, 20,000 miles


3 years, 60,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£30.00 - £155.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

With just a low-power petrol engine and a diesel, claimed CO2 emissions are low. Most economical is the 62.8mpg 150hp diesel manual, which emits 118g/km – putting it into the £30 car tax band. Opt for the automatic gearbox, however, and this figure rises to 58.9mpg and 125g/km – warranting £110 car tax.

It’s the opposite story with the petrol, with the automatic gearbox cutting emissions from 126g/km (and 51.4mpg) to 122g/km (and 54.3mpg) – both of which fall into the £110 annual VED car tax band.

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