2017 Volkswagen Beetle Glendale CA
Not everyone is an automotive enthusiast, and that’s all right. You likely still know what you like when you see it, and there’s one model that few can mistake even if they know nothing about cars. The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle in Glendale CA is just as recognizable on the road as the vintage model it is based on. This year, not much has changed for this favorite, but it does experience a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper as they have been adjusted to more closely resemble the sporty R-line trims.
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle continues to be offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, offering a variety of choices to local drivers. For 2017, the vehicle also has three special edition options that keep it fresh for those looking for an option that won’t look like anything else on the road. These choices include the all-new #PinkBeetle, the return of the retro-inspired Beetle Classic and the continuation of the Beetle Dune from last year, but with the addition of a Dune Convertible for 2017.
The standard engine for the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It returns an impressive 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque to this compact car. For those looking for a more rally-ready option, the R-Line Beetle has a 2.0-liter engine with a 210 horsepower output.
It may be inspired by a car that first hit roads more than 65 years ago, but the modern Beetle isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to modern amenities. Standard features include automatic headlights, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth, touchscreen sound and a multi-function steering wheel.
Design is one of the main appeals for the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle, so the automaker hasn’t done much to change its looks. A domed design remains the key to its success, with circular headline to keep it friendly and fun. The only changes are found at the bumpers, which are adjusted to be sportier.
Is the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle right for you?
The Volkswagen Beetle isn’t typically a model shoppers discover on the lot, but come specifically to see. It is such as unique option on the market, that a game of Punch Bug is still a favorite for those commuting. The real question is: is this model year the right one for you? There are a couple factors that may sway your decision. If you want a new one, if you want the latest features and if you’re interested in a special edition model that may only be released this year.
The Volkswagen Beetle has been in its current generation since 2011, so when considering the basic mechanics and appearance, you’ll be seeing the same Beetle that has been available. In 2016 the App-Connect features were introduced, starting at the SE trim level. For all the latest connectivity features, 2017 is a great model year.
This compact car seats up to four occupants within an 85.1 cubic feet cabin and still has a total of 15.4 cubic feet of available trunk space. To see if this is enough room for you, stop by New Century Volkswagen to take the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle for a test drive.