2016 Volkswagen Beetle

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Compact Car of 2016

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Compact Car
#7 Volkswagen Beetle

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Volkswagen Beetle after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Rear visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 25


31 - 34


170 - 210


5 speed, Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review

By continually breaking the mold the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is used to grabbing the attention of passengers and passersby. passers by This iconic car comes with modern street smarter technology and an engine that puts on an impressive performance. Experience the power of German engineering and find out how fun is done. Available in 5 trims starting with the 2016 Beetle S model for $19 795 or jump to the top with the 2016 Beetle R-Line SEL model for $32 245 That shape. Those headlights. Today’s Beetle is a modern icon with the features and performance to keep up with your busy life. Whether you enjoy short trips or long cross-country travels the standard turbocharged engine has plenty of get up and go. Inside you’ll find available technology to make your life easier… like the innovative VW Car-Net connecting you to the world as you drive. With a suite of interior and exterior options plus the new 2016 special edition Dune and Denim models it’s easy to find a Beetle to call your own. Life is Beetle-ful in the 2016 Bug.
As recognizable as it is on the outside the Beetle has added some tech-savvy advancements to the interior. Enjoy the ease of Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices on the touchscreen sound system complete with a 5 color display. The available VW Car-Net App-Connect lets you access select smartphone apps right from your dash utilizing Apple CarPlay Android Auto or MirrorLink. Maps messaging and your music all show up on the easy-to-use touchscreen.
Safety is what Volkswagen is all about and the Beetle is built with numerous features to keep you and your passengers protected. Intelligent driver assistance and safety systems help you stay road-aware. Armed with Proximity Sensors your Beetle will alert you if another vehicle is coming up from behind or in your blind spot. And enjoy added peace of mind with the rear view camera system. It truly watches your back! It’s safe to say…safety is what German engineering is all about.
The Beetle is a drivers cars delivering the performance and precision you expect from Volkswagen engineering. Smart efficient and powerful 1.8L turbocharged performance comes standard in the 2016 Beetle. Looking for more? Step up to the available 210 horsepower 2 liter for added punch. Experience even more driving pleasure and control the road your music and so much more with the available Multi-function steering wheel with Tiptronic paddle shifters.

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