2012 Volkswagen Beetle

small car / 2-door hatchback

2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door hatchback

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door

The Volkswagen Beetle was redesigned for the 2012 model year after a one-year absence from the market. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,024 lbs
Peak force 16,594 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.49

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Seat type: Manual leatherette seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry