2017 Volkswagen Beetle Staten Island, NY
Island Volkswagen of Staten Island, NY proudly presents the all new 2017 VW Beetle.Its shape is among the most distinctive on the road; surprisingly, the Beetle, offered as a coupe or a convertible, is as fun to drive as it looks. A 170-hp turbo four has a standard five-speed manual for peppy performance; a six-speed automatic is optional. The Beetle Dune gets the automatic, sits 0.2 inch higher, and has off-road styling elements. The 210-hp turbo four R-Line is the hot rod, with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional.
Most 2017 Beetles will be equipped with a 1.8-liter turbo-four with 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission is available on the base 1.8-liter and fuel economy is rated at 25/34 mpg city/highway regardless of the body style. Should you need more power, there’s a 2.0-liter turbo-four in the R-Line trim with 210 hp and 207 lb-ft.A six-speed manual is standard while a six-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission is available. Fuel economy ratings for the 2.0-liter turbo-four is 23/31 mpg to 24/31 mpg depending on the body style and transmission choice. Volkswagen added a new infotainment system with a 6.3-inch touchscreen that comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and navigation is available on higher trim levels. The Beetle Dune is essentially a Beetle hatch or convertible with a bit more ground clearance and cool wheels. However, it’s only available with the 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo-four paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 24/31 mpg.
The 2017 Beetle has a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the Beetle received a Good rating on all but the small overlap front test where it received a Marginal score (Good is the highest possible score). Blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and Park Pilot are available on higher trim levels. Autonomous emergency braking and forward collision warning are currently not available in the Beetle lineup. Stop by Island Volkswagen of Staten Island, NY today and come check out the all new 2017 VW Beetle today and take it for a test drive.
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