2016 Volkswagen The Beetle Classic 1.8 TSI Classic 5MT Canada Prices

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The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Classic is both traditional and straightforward, featuring the same style and comfort that it always has – except now with more of a modern flow. This year’s model benefits from a fuel-efficient engine that includes a 1.8-litre turbocharged inline-four engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque when running on standard manual transmission. On the outside is the same recognizable design in the form of pronounced curves and smooth sheet metal, ultimately conveying a sense of elegance and comfort that is evidenced throughout the cars interior as well. There is no doubt that the new Beetle aims to please with fuel economy, comfortable interior and the timelessly attractive outer body.




Full Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Classic is attractive and comfortable in all the right ways, straying only slightly from its traditional design. The most significant modifications are made to its lowered roofline, interior upholstery and electronic interface. It courageously competes with rivals like the Nissan Juke and MINI Cooper, but it shines in terms of functionality and fuel economy on top of its timeless vibe. With ample room, storage space and a great engine, this Beetle remains reliable and capable, undeniably standing out on the road.

On the outside of this Beetle Classic is an overall style that attempts to make the vehicle more gender neutral and attractive to male consumers. Nonetheless, the vehicle incorporates the same straightforward and timeless design, featuring attractive and flowing lines with flattened arches and subtle flares. There is also a standard spoiler at the back-end for improved aerodynamics, but also for enhanced style. It looks the same as its simplistic predecessors, but now with a lower and flatter roofline that makes room for a more upright windshield. Overall, the Beetle is (expectedly) unchanged on the outside, save for a few modifications.

This year’s update brings the same classy passenger environment for the Beetle, utilizing a simple and useful interior for a laid back experience. The front cabin is roomy and features good headroom and legroom. The seats are likewise comfortable and upholstered in unique two-toned checkered cloth or leather – throwing this interior back to the classic Beetle. The backseat, on the other hand, isn’t as spacious and significantly lacks legroom. In fact, legroom is pretty much non-existent. But the vehicle does host a multitude of boxes and bins for storage. Ambient lighting further runs throughout the interior cabin for a truly modern and upscale feel.

Tech enthusiasts will be satisfied with the standard five-inch colour touchscreen embedded in the center stack. The interface is small but easy to use, featuring standard stereo and navigation components on top of a three-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Also standard is a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, while a panoramic sunroof and a premium Fender audio system come optional.

The Volkswagen Beetle Classic comes with only one engine unit, but it is pretty powerful and boasts great fuel economy. Under the hood is a 1.8-litre turbocharged inline-four engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Running on front-wheel drive and standard five-speed manual transmission, this unit is rated at 11.8 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.6 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Automatic transmission is alternatively offered with this engine.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes and traction and stability control, as well as Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system. The system effectively bundles crash notifications, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, remote door unlocking and geo-fencing – which allows parents to set boundaries for young drivers.

Throughout this car is an overall simple and straightforward feel, carrying over many aesthetic features from its predecessors. Though minimally changed in terms of style, the Beetle Classic retains the same traditional features with a hint of modern flare.

2016 Volkswagen The Beetle Classic
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Rating: 8.1 / 10



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General Specs

Engine 1.8000 L
Horsepower @RPM170
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeHatchback
Number of Doors3
Passenger4
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

The 2016 Volkswagen The Beetle Classic comes with only one engine unit, but it is pretty powerful and boasts great fuel economy. Under the hood is a 1.8-litre turbocharged inline-four engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Running on front-wheel drive and standard five-speed manual transmission, this unit is rated at 11.8 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.6 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Automatic transmission is alternatively offered with this engine. 

Interiors and Special Features:

This year’s update brings the same classy passenger environment for the Beetle Classic, utilizing a simple and useful interior for a laid back experience. The front cabin is roomy and features good headroom and legroom. The seats are likewise comfortable and upholstered in unique two-toned checkered cloth or leather – throwing this interior back to the classic Beetle. The backseat, on the other hand, isn’t as spacious and significantly lacks legroom. In fact, legroom is pretty much non-existent. But the vehicle does host a multitude of boxes and bins for storage. Ambient lighting further runs throughout the interior cabin for a truly modern and upscale feel.

Tech enthusiasts will be satisfied with the standard five-inch colour touchscreen embedded in the center stack. The interface is small but easy to use, featuring standard stereo and navigation components on top of a three-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Also standard is a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, while a panoramic sunroof and a premium Fender audio system come optional.

Safety features:

Standard safety features include antilock brakes and traction and stability control, as well as Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system. The system effectively bundles crash notifications, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, remote door unlocking and geo-fencing – which allows parents to set boundaries for young drivers.


Audio

Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Antenna
Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
8 speakers

Body Exterior

Trunk/hatch spoiler

Brakes

4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
ABS
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system
Hill holder

Bumpers

Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Cargo area cover

Charges

Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,625.00
Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00

Convenience

Parking assistance: guidance display for rear parking
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
2 12V in front
Voice activating system; includes phone
Mobile Integration Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
Navigation via mobile phone
Apps control
Memory card/stick navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 6.3-in. colour screen
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Cruise control
Front reading lights
Cargo area light
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Rear camera parking distance sensors
4 passenger assist handles

Dimensions

External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,278, overall width (mm): 1,808, overall height (mm): 1,486, wheelbase (mm): 2,537, front track (mm): 1,570, rear track (mm): 1,546 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,800
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 850 and all seats in place: 440
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,000, rear headroom (mm): 942, front leg room (mm): 1,048, rear leg room (mm): 797, front shoulder room (mm): 1,404, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,245 and interior volume (litres): 2,410

Doors

Rear door: lifting gate
Body colour exterior door handles
Doors: driver and passenger : front hinged

Engine

Turbocharged
Emissions data: CO2: 3,827 kg/yr
Engine: 1.8L in-line four-cylinder with VVT

Engine Performance

Power: 170 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 184 ft lb of torque @ 1,500 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 9.5 ; highway= 6.9 ; combined= 8.3 ;

Fuel

Fuel tank: 55 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection & multi-point
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)

Instrumentation

Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Compass
Main dashboard display
Tachometer
External temperature
Multi-function display screen 6.3, touch screen and 1

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: leather on shifter, painted body colour on dashboard and leather
Floor covering: none
Floor mats

Lights

Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen
LED side indicator lights
Daytime running lights

Locks

Anti-theft protection
Remote keyless power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking

Paint

Pearl paint

Safety

Rear seat belts for driver and passenger
Airbags 4
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Marginal, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 4
LATCH
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats and rear seats
Front side airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag

Seats

Seating: 4 passengers
Folding front seat centre armrest
Front driver seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height, manual lumbar and manual tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height and manual tilt
Rear seats: split-folding bench/sports with seating for two
Seat upholstery: cloth
Easy entry

Service

Intermediate service 15,000, 12 and variable distance/period

Steering

Power steering
Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Full floor console with open storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) stability control
Transmission: 5-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic traction control
3.650:1 axle ratio
Front-wheel drive

Ventilation

Air conditioning
Ventilation system with cabin filter

Version

Version information 01 Apr 2016
Date introduced:
Data completeness
Powertrain type : combustion
3-door hatchback
Trim level: CLASSIC

Visibility

Rear window with defroster
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights
Heated washer
Front power windows with 2 express
Rear view mirror
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Tinted glass

Warranty

Anti-corrosion warranty: 144 months/ 200,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,337 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear all-season tires 215/55/H
Front and rear steel wheels: 17"x 7.0"