For the 2016 model year, the Beetle continues with tons of trim levels, but the lowest-cost trim remains the 1.8T S. This entry-level version of the retro model starts out at just $19,795. For this scratch, we found the Beetle surprisingly well equipped, as it comes with:
- Aluminum-alloy wheels
- Automatic headlights
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter knob, and parking-brake handle
- An MIIB II Audio system with a 5-inch touchscreen
In addition to this base model, the Beetle is also available in other, better-equipped trims like the 1.8T SE ($21,350), 1.8T SEL ($25,975), R-Line SE ($25,995), and R-Line SEL ($31,450). As we go to press, sales of TDI models are on hold in the wake of the emissions cheating scandal.