2016 VW Beetle Review

Thanks to its iconic design, impressive engines, and a suite of cutting-edge technology features, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle carries on the legacy of the original people’s car. In this helpful vehicle review, our team at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine will take a closer look at the 2016 VW Beetle to help you decide whether it’s the right vehicle for you.

VW Beetle Interior Styling

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is bursting with personality both on the outside and in. The interior design combines comfort with style, resulting in a pleasant ride experience for all four passengers.

In terms of interior volume, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle offers 85.1 cubic feet of passenger room and 29.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo room. However, should you need to all four seating positions, the Volkswagen Beetle still has plenty of room behind the backseat—15.4 cubic feet to be exact—for storing your cargo.  

Volkswagen Performance

The standard 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is equipped with a potent 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine is small but powerful, delivering 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque while optimizing every drop of fuel for maximum efficiency.

2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line trims come with a larger, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine increases horsepower to 210 with 270 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines are available with front-wheel drive and your choice of a manual or automatic transmission.

Technology in the Volkswagen Beetle

Available technology features in the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle include push-button start for get-in-and-go startup, distinctive three-color ambient lighting inside the cabin, voice control capability, an updated MIB II touchscreen infotainment system, and navigation.

The standard in-vehicle display is 5 inches and includes Apple iPhone® and iPod® compatibility. Plus you’ll also enjoy a standard rearview camera and a powerful sound system. For an even greater audio experience, drivers can upgrade to a Fender® Premium Audio System.

Ready to take this 2016 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle review to the next step? Schedule a personal test drive at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. We’ll show you all of these features and more.