David Maus Volkswagen North's 2016 Beetle Review and Research

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle sees multiple changes for the new model year that car buyers will appreciate. A brand-new 1.8T S model has joined the lineup for 2016, a new lighting package is now available, four paint options have been added to the color palette and a new safety feature has been made standard. Additionally, the Beetle gets a new naming scheme this year, which helps simplify the lineup for buyers. The 1.8T models are offered in S, SE, SEL and 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel trims, while the R-Line models are available in SE and SEL trims. Read our 2016 Volkswagen Beetle review below to discover more details about the new Beetle and its features.

The 1.8T S model is the newest addition to the Beetle lineup this year. It comes with 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth seats, front lumbar supports, a leather shift knob and parking brake, an auto-dimming mirror and an MIB II infotainment system. Aside from this fresh model, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle in Orlando also features a newly available lighting package on select models, which offer LED daytime running lamps, bi-xenon headlights and an LED rear license plate light. For 2016, an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System has also been made standard across the lineup, while the MIB II infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect is now standard on all models aside from the base trim.

Powering all 1.8T Beetle models is a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine, generating 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The powerplant can be paired with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic depending on which model you choose. On the R-Line models, a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, outputting 210 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque, can be found alongside either a six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual. The R-Line models of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle in Orlando produce an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined with the manual and 26 mpg combined with the automated manual, while the 1.8T models deliver 28 mpg combined.

If you'd like to learn more about the Beetle and its offerings, please continue reading our 2016 Volkswagen Beetle review below.

Beetle MPG, 0-60 Speed & More

Compare Volkswagen's most current model of the Beetle to its rivals and we're sure that you'll choose it over vehicles like the 2016 Mini Cooper and the Fiat 500. You'll benefit from the Beetle's long list of winning characteristics, including its cut-rate sticker price and leading-edge cabin features. Compare its price to the vehicles in its segment and you'll see that it's a phenomenal value, which is one of the main reasons why so many Orlando drivers select it. For more info, check out the Beetle's quick-facts list underneath this text.

  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Seats: 4 passengers
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle MPG: 25 city / 34 highway
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Colors: Denim Blue, Pure White, Black Uni, etc...
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Body Style(s): Hatchback
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 0-60 MPH in 8.9 seconds
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Cargo Space: 15.4 cubic feet
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Doors: 2-door
  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle MSRP: $19,795

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Buying a car takes dedication, research and a little help along the way! That's why David Maus Volkswagen North has provided the Beetle review above and reviews of other 2016 Volkswagen models. Because it's uncommon to get reviews with up-to-date? specs on dealer sites, we've made it our mission to provide reviews from well-versed writers. Each overview is crammed with worthwhile material, including info about cabin features and more - everything you need to make an educated purchasing decision. Is the Beetle not the right pick for you? Find out more about other vehicles offered by David Maus Volkswagen North using our reviews archive. With it you can review and compare Volkswagen's entire series of vehicles.

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