Used Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (2013 - 2018) Costs

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Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014
The first new-generation Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet was launched in 2003 and it proved to be a popular car for those after a drop-top with unique looks. At first glance the new Beetle Cabriolet hasn’t changed much.

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet running costs are competitive with the majority of its rivals. The most frugal engine is the 103bhp1.6-litre TDI diesel engine and you can mate it to the five-speed manual gearbox or the seven-speed DSG semi-automatic ‘box and get identical fuel economy.

The most popular model in the line-up will be the 103bhp 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine in Design trim mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It will return 46.3mpg on average.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£900 - £1,301 *


£774 - £991 *

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 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable servicing (up to approximately 18,000 miles or two years)


Three years/60,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£30.00 - £265.00

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

3.5 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

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet emissions are good considering that this model is 114kg heavier than its sibling coupe. The greenest engine on the range is the 103bhp1.6-litre TDI diesel engine emitting 118g/km of CO2.

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