Used Volkswagen Beetle Dune Coupe (2016 - 2018) Safety & Reliability

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.

4 out of 5



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The Beetle was last crash tested in 2011 – on a system with slightly different parameters to the current test. However, it should remain a reasonably safe car.

All Beetle Dunes get twin front and side airbags, plus a raft of safety kit including active head restraints, and Isofix child seat preparation for both of the rear seats. The car also gets Volkswagen’s automatic post-collision braking system that brings the car to a safe stop in the event of a crash, to prevent subsequent collisions.

4 out of 5


Volkswagen reliability is normally pretty sound and the Beetle shares engines and many other parts with numerous other VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda models. As a result, the engines and surrounding tech are proven and shouldn’t provide any unexpected headaches.

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