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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


Driver injury measures




Leg/foot, left


Leg/foot, right


Driver restraints and dummy kinematics


Technical measurements for this test Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side Test ID VTF1120 Footwell intrusion Footrest (cm) 3 Left (cm) 5 Center (cm) 7 Right (cm) 4 Brake pedal (cm) 2 Instrument panel rearward movement Left (cm) Right (cm) Steering column movement Upward (cm) Rearward (cm) -3 A-pillar rearward movement (cm) Driver injury measures Test ID VTF1120 Head HIC-15 256 Peak gs at hard contact 25 Neck Tension (kN) 1.0 Extension bending moment (Nm) 31 Maximum Nij 0.24 Chest maximum compression (mm) 34 Legs Femur force – left (kN) 0.5 Femur force – right (kN) 2.5 Knee displacement – left (mm) Knee displacement – right (mm) 9 Maximum tibia index – left 0.40 Maximum tibia index – right 0.76 Tibia axial force – left (kN) 1.5 Tibia axial force – right (kN) 3.3 Foot acceleration (g) Left 78 Right 183

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

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