2017 Volkswagen Beetle ratings and reviews

Gone are the days when the Volkswagen Beetle required a manual transmission. All models for 2017 now feature an automatic, six-speed transmission. Also gone for 2017 is the diesel engine. Drivers looking for the coupe model Beetle can now choose a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. The 2.0-liter engine is available on the Beetle 2.0 R-Line model. Premium gasoline is recommended for the 2.0-liter engine while the 1.8-liter version will get by fine with regular gasoline. Standard features on the base Beetle model, the 1.8T S, include cruise control, auto-dimmer rearview mirror, six-way-manually-adjusted front seats, and heated side mirrors. SE models offer heated front seats, an infotainment system that's compatible with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and keyless access. Meanwhile, the Beetle SEL includes a panoramic sunroof, blind-spot monitoring, and navigation. The 2.0 R-Line doesn't only have the more powerful engine. It also has a leather interior and performance-minded brakes.

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Gone are the days when the Volkswagen Beetle required a manual transmission. All models for 2017 now feature an automatic, six-speed transmission. Also gone for 2017 is the diesel engine. Drivers looking for the coupe model Beetle can now choose a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. The 2.0-liter engine is available on the Beetle 2.0 R-Line model. Premium gasoline is recommended for the 2.0-liter engine while the 1.8-liter version will get by fine with regular gasoline. Standard features on the base Beetle model, the 1.8T S, include cruise control, auto-dimmer rearview mirror, six-way-manually-adjusted front seats, and heated side mirrors. SE models offer heated front seats, an infotainment system that's compatible with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and keyless access. Meanwhile, the Beetle SEL includes a panoramic sunroof, blind-spot monitoring, and navigation. The 2.0 R-Line doesn't only have the more powerful engine. It also has a leather interior and performance-minded brakes.
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