Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 36 - 64 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

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.

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.

You shouldn’t have much cause to worry about Volkswagen Beelte Cabriolet reliability. VW engines are well proven and there have been no horror stories. VW also fares well in reliability surveys.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £265
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Insurance group 15 - 31
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