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author photo by Jabari Jones October 2016

Talk about a car with some serious history, the Volkswagen Beetle is arguably one of the most recognizable cars ever made. We have five reasons the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is up to speed in today's driving world.

Cabin Features

Up front in the cabin, standard touches include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 5-inch screen, which bumps up to 6.3 inches with the higher trim levels. You'll also want to go for the available VW Car-Net system, which does it all, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and other cool stuff, too.

Engine Power

Coming standard under the hood is a 170-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder. That engine returns 34 miles per gallon on the highway, too. Keep in mind the higher R-Line trim levels receive a quick turbocharged 210-hp 2.0-liter engine that sees an impressive 31 mpg hwy.

Safety

As far as standard goes in the safety department, you get traction and stability control, among all sorts of airbag protection. With a 5-star overall crash-test rating and just about every available safety feature, like blind spot monitoring and lane-departure warning, rest assured the Beetle is as safe as they come.

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One thing you might not expect in a Beetle is space. In coupe form, you'll have over 15 cu ft. in the trunk. Our Denim-edition test car convertible has plenty of headroom for taller people. Not only that, but you won't find many 4-seat convertibles starting at $20,000.

Nice Drive

Now, the Beetle doesn't drive as sporty as a MINI Cooper, but it does handle well. It's pretty comfortable on longer drives, too. Of course, we had the top down on our test car convertible, which also makes for a nice drive.

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The Beetle was off the market for a while, but it's back now and stronger than ever. Why not own a piece of history and get into the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle.

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