2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S (A6)

2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S (A6) 2dr Hatchback
  • MSRP$19,795 Invoice$19,003
    • 24 City
    • 33 Hwy
  • Seating4
  • Doors2
  • Horsepower170 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $868 $593 $456 $374 $319 $280

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Buyer's Guide

The VW Beetle is a 2-door compact car, available in both coupe and soft-top convertible forms. This generation of Beetle (which is no longer called the New Beetle) was first introduced in 2011, and is longer, lower, and wider than the old model, making it look a bit more masculine, though it is still instantly recognizable as a Beetle. Inside, the Beetle is roomy (except in the rear, which is quite tight) and uses high-quality materials and a relatively simple and clean cabin design. The hard top version of the Beetle is rated 5 stars overall by the NHTSA and Good in all tests by the IIHS, except the small overlap front test where it scored Marginal.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T
  • Multi-function sport steering wheel
  • V-tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Heated seats
2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line
  • 18-inch twister wheels
  • Front sport seats
  • Dash-mounted performance gauge cluster
  • Rearview camera

What makes it move?

The Beetle is available with either a 1.8-liter or 2.0-liter (only available in the R-Line) 4-cylinder engine, both of which feature turbochargers to force feed them with air. The 1.8-liter unit generates 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode. The 2.0-liter engine pumps out 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, though premium fuel is recommended. It can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed DSG automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode.

Why buy the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle?

The 1.8-liter engine is far superior to the previous entry level unit, both in power and smoothness. Fuel economy for 1.8-liter equipped models is 25 miles per gallon in the city, 34 highway, and 28 mpg combined; the 2.0-liter models are rated slightly lower and, unfortunately, the economical TDI Clean Diesel models are currently unavailable (we hope they return soon in a more compliant form). The Beetle Classic harkens back to the original with its Pure White paint, 17” Heritage alloy wheels, and Classic Checker Sport Cloth interior, though unfortunately it is only available with the automatic transmission (unlike the original). Both the 1.8T and 2.0T models are available with a Sunroof, Fender Premium Audio System, and Navigation.

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