2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible  -  $32,390


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $32,390
Base Invoice: $31,128
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SE
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SE
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 2.0L TSI 210 HP Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Pros

Aggressive styling; practical and spacious interior; sporty turbo performance; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; convertible available


Model News

The Volkswagen Beetle returns for 2016 with several notable changes. A new value model, the 1.8T S, enters the lineup. A 1.8T SE replaces the base 1.8T from last year, and a new naming convention simplifies things, with 1.8T models now labeled S, SE, and SEL, while R-Line 2.0 models are now SE and SEL. A new lighting package includes bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and an LED rear license plate light. A new infotainment system with upgraded touchscreen is standard across the lineup, while VW Car-Net App-Connect comes on all but the base Beetle.


Value Writeup

With an aggressive design, spacious interior, and two refined, efficient engines, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle offers a fresh alternative for buyers shopping around for a cool compact. With regards to features, performance and price, the Beetle holds its own against the likes of the MINI Cooper and FIAT 500, with a lower price than the MINI and more practical interior than the FIAT.


Model Highlights

Volkswagen went way back to the drawing board with its reimagining of the current Beetle. The Beetle draws its inspiration from the original Beetle that was made from 1938 through the 1970s. The modern Beetle is almost certainly better in every way -- it features a lower, flatter roofline and a more aggressive stance. The engine is now up front, reflecting modern car design. Overall dimensions have grown, which translates to more interior room for passengers. Those passengers get a combination of retro simplicity in the gauge layout, elegance in the quality of cabin materials, and great technology in the available gizmos and gadgets.

The Beetle comes in two basic models -- 1.8T and R-Line 2.0T. The base model utilizes a 170-horsepower, 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. It is offered in S, SE, and SEL trim levels. The R-Line 2.0T delivers 210 horsepower from a 2.0L direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The Beetle shares its underpinnings with the Jetta, which includes front struts and a rear multi-link setup. Steering will feel very familiar to those who have driven previous modern Beetles, though the driving experience has changed significantly, thanks to the revised A-pillar angle and accordingly, the abbreviated dashboard, bringing the driver closer to the action.

A convertible version gets a power-folding fabric top. The top folds in 9.5 seconds and will operate at vehicle speeds up to 30 mph. Convertibles feature the same engine and transmission lineups as the coupe, and the modest weight increase barely hinders performance.

Base S trims come nicely equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and automatic headlights. Inside there's an auto-dimming mirror, cloth seats with front lumbar support, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake, a 50/50 split-fold rear seat, and a five-inch MIB II touchscreen radio with USB. The SE trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, VW Car-Net App-Connect and a 6.3-inch touchscreen. Finally SEL trims feature 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, navigation, a powered panoramic sunroof, and a blind-spot warning system.

The 2.0L Beetles come in R-Line trims. The R-Line SE gets 18-inch machined alloy wheels and a sport-tuned suspension, heated power-adjustable mirrors, a lip spoiler, the Car-Net system, fabric seat trim and carbon-fiber look instrument panel accents. A Fender premium sound system is also standard. The R-Line SEL adds 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights with LED running lights and leather upholstery.

A special model for 2016 is the Beetle Dune, which features the 1.8T engine, special exterior paint and seating surfaces, parking assist, and much of the rest of the SE standard features.

Safety comes standard as well in all 2016 Beetles, with anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags and combined curtain and side front seat airbags.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.0 L/121

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
81.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
31.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
43.1 in

Wheelbase
100 in

Length, Overall
168.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.2 in

Height, Overall
58 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Base Curb Weight
3239 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P235/45HR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V705000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 25, 2015

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
91867

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

Consequence
If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 13, 2014 to AUG 17, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
23R1

Overall Side Crash Rating

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine: 2.0L TSI 210 HP Turbocharged 4-Cylinder -inc: direct injection

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

3.94 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

60-Amp/Hr 330CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

140 Amp Alternator

4123# Gvwr 829# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Sport Tuned Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 18" Twister Alloy

Tires: 18" AS

Wheels w/Machined w/Painted Accents Accents

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Side Windows Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Black Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert

Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Power Convertible Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window and Automatic Roll-Over Protection

Lip Spoiler

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Front Fog Lamps

Cornering Lights

Radio: AM/FM/HD 6.3" Touchscreen w/CD Player -inc: Composition Media, USB, aux-in, VW Car-Net Security and Service (connected car service - limited subscription), VW Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration and interface, Fender premium audio system w/subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity and SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and External Memory Control

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: manual lumbar support

50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Includes Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Turbo/Supercharger Boost, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Cruise Control

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Insert, Body-Colored Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents

V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors

Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Rigid Cargo Cover

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Tracker System

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
PURE WHITE/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
TORNADO RED/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
DEEP BLACK PEARL/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
DENIM BLUE/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
SILK BLUE METALLIC/BLACK ROOF
$0

 
HABANERO ORANGE METALLIC /BLACK ROOF
$250

 
PURE WHITE/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
TORNADO RED/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
DEEP BLACK PEARL/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
SILK BLUE METALLIC/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
DENIM BLUE/BEIGE ROOF
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BEIGE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHTING PACKAGE
$795

 
WIND DEFLECTOR W/STORAGE SHELF
$500

 
SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS (SET OF 4)
$80

 
CARPETED MOJOMATS (SET OF 4)
$130

 
RUBBER MONSTER MATS (SET OF 4)
$130

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$85

 
ALARM KIT
$325

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