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1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,770
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,985

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base

For its final year in production, the Volkswagen Cabriolet was powered by a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine that generated 94 hp. It was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmissi...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
105
courtneybriton 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet BaseReview:

I Absolutely Loved It. — I had my cabby completely restored, by me, as a first time project. When it was finished it got abou...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

35
August 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet BaseReview:

Fun Fast Good Looking — 1993 vw cabriolet 5 speed and alot of potencial H&R cup kit powder coated tear drops leather interio...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

75
paulie71 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet BaseReview:

Great Second Car And Fun Weekend Driver In Summer — I have owned mine 93 cab for over 3 years (bought in 2006). They are a great car to run around and ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
20
GuruB6J5K writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
Beetleragtop writes:
Wonderfully appointed...peppy and my wife loves it!
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."

Specs

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
21 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
27 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
94 hp @ 5,400 RPM
94 hp @ 5,400 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.19 in x 3.4 in
3.19 in x 3.4 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 39.4 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 31.8 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 705 lbs
Exterior
Length 153.1 in 168.8 in
Width 64.6 in 71.9 in
Height 55.6 in 58 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 100.1 in

Available Options

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector

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