2016 Volkswagen Beetle Oneonta NY
It's OK to be different. In fact, in the case of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle in Oneonta NY, uniqueness is a core part of the car's appeal. Iconic and instantly recognizable to every generation, the 2016 VW Beetle offers not only a healthy dose of fun, but also practicality and power. Volkswagen updated its touchscreen interface across the lineup for model year 2016, and only the base 2016 Beetle will lack the new VW Car-Net App-Connect software that facilitates more smartphone integration. New colors and a simplified trim organization round out the VW Beetle's 2016 updates.
What the Beetle lacks in conventional hatchback functionality and styling it more than makes up for with personality and, truth be told, legacy. Standard on the two-door hatchback S coupe are 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, heated outside mirrors, full-power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, a 50/50-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen and an 8-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port. There's also a convenient media player interface.
The 2016 VW Beetle offers two engines; a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque is matched with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic on Beetle 1.8T. Beetle R-Line features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, and you can shift gears using a six-speed automated manual or a traditional six-speed manual transmission.
2016 Beetle earns five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection after government crash tests, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the hatchback coupe a top-rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. A cool feature on SE and SEL trims is geo-fencing, allowing parents to set specific boundaries for young teenage drivers.
The Beetle 1.8T has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg combined, regardless of transmission or body style. It's also quick for the segment, sprinting from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds (Edmunds.com). The R-Line models boast 27 mpg combined, according to the EPA, with the manual transmission and 26 mpg combined with the automatic (DSG).
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Many shoppers will opt for the Beetle 1.8T SE coupe, which adds 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, heated front seats, tri-color ambient lighting, a larger touchscreen with those Car-Net apps we mentioned, and satellite radio. R-Line SE features the more powerful, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, foglights, distinctive exterior and interior features and sport seats. Top-of-the-line SEL provides features like 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, more Car-Net functions and keyless ignition and entry. R-Line SEL lives even larger with 19-inch wheels, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, LED running lights, leather seats and a Fender audio system.
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