NCAP 5-Star Crash Test/Rollover Ratings

2012 Beetle 2 DR FWD

Front Driver
Front Passenger
Side Driver
Side Passenger
Side Pole
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1 Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger dummy's thoracic rib deflection reading was elevated.

IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door hatchback

Moderate Overlap
G Overall
G Structure
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
Full IIHS Moderate Overlap Crash Test report »
Small Overlap (Driver)
Not tested.
Small Overlap (Passenger)
Not tested.
Side Rating
Not tested.
Rear Rating1
G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
Full IIHS Rear Impact Crash Test report »
Rollover Rating
G Overall
Full IIHS Rollover Safety report »

1 — Manual leatherette seats.

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see