Unchanged from last year, the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe is also known as a coupe-styled hatchback with passenger space for four. Equipped with front-wheel drive, the VW Beetle is powered by a 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine that is good for 150 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, coupled with either a standard five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy ratings for the VW Beetle stand at 20 mpg city/28 mpg hwy and 23 mpg in combined driving for the manual transmission, while the automatic transmission increases highway mileage by one mpg. Though small in size, the VW Beetle delivers plenty of value with a nicely-equipped interior that includes a premium audio system and SIRIUS satellite radio. Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side-impact airbags and active front head restraints.