Volkswagen Beetle Features –
- Standard Turbocharged Engine
- Available 6.33″ touchscreen sound/navigation system
- Available Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights
- Available Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or MirrorLink
The Beetle is no stranger to attention. But when you consider it also has tech-savvy advancements and turbocharged performance, the attention comes as no surprise.
With a nod to its heritage, the Beetle is updated with sleek, aggressive and original styling along with all the modern amenities one could want. Which is why the Beetle is in a class of its own.
What are critics saying about the Volkswagen Beetle?
Beneath its styling is essentially a mix-and-match of mechanical components, features and interior switchgear coming from the previous-generation Golf and current-generation Jetta. That’s a good thing. Importantly, it shares its available engines, including the powerfully responsive and surprisingly efficient turbocharged 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, with the Golf GTI and Jetta GLI. Unfortunately, the driving experience for Beetle is more in line with the disappointing Jetta — even the R-Line model — because of the car’s lackluster handling and steering. Read More >>
Car and Driver –
Its shape is among the most distinctive on the road; surprisingly, the Beetle is as fun to drive as it looks. Offered as a coupe or convertible, a 170-hp turbo four has a standard five-speed manual for peppy performance; a six-speed automatic is optional. The Beetle Dune gets the automatic only and sits 0.4 inch higher. The 210-hp turbo four R-Line is the hot-rod, with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Read More >>
Motor Trend –
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle gains a new S trim level and a new infotainment system with a 6.3-inch touchscreen for higher grade models. Automatic post-collision braking is now standard on all Beetles. The Lighting package is a new available option and comes with HID headlights with LED accents and an LED rear license plate. Read More >>