2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition SEL: Get it Before It’s Gone

Published: Monday, December 16, 2019 | 9:41 PM

2019volkswagenbeetle475It’s time to say goodbye to the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. So if you’d always wanted to own one, it’s now or never at least for now. The Beetle is kind of like the band The Who, they have had a few final productions. There is definitely nothing like the Beetle on the road today so if you are looking for some style and originality, you might want to buy that Beetle.

The Beetle comes in four trim levels: S, SE, Final Edition SE, and Final Edition SEL. This review will focus on the top of the line Final Edition SEL.

2019volkswagenbeetleintSome of the highlights of the Final Edition SEL are 18-inch wheels, heated front sport seats, genuine leather upholstery, and cool stainless steel pedals. This is in addition to the HD and satellite radios, VW Car-Net App-Connect, and VW Car-Net Security & Service emergency communications.

A turbocharged 2.0-liter four banger powers the Beetle, producing 174 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is paired with the zippy engine. Expect to get 26/city, 33/highway, and 29/combined mpg.

On the inside the Beetle feels roomy and bright with its signature large windows and high front roofline. Front seat passengers will be plenty comfy. In the back, however, expect to seat only children due to the rear-sloping roof and cramped legroom.

I’ve always found Volkswagen infotainment systems to be pretty straight forward and easy to use. The Beetle is no exception, its 6.3-inch touch screen, although small, offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus nav and a rearview camera.

The Beetle zips down the road with its turbocharged engine. Whether from a dead stop or just a burst of passing speed, the engine delivers the zoom. Steering is responsive, with good road feel.

If the Volkswagen Beetle is your dream car, don’t miss out on the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition SEL.