2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

Compact cars bring efficiency to the everyday stresses of life. They drive like a dream, take minimal upkeep, and cost half as much as some of their larger counterparts. Another upside is that they come in all styles! Whether you are looking for something standard like the 2016 Toyota Corolla or something a little more unique like the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, you can find a compact car that compliments your personality.

These two models couldn't look more different, but under the hood, they both offer more power than you would expect. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle offers a 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 170hp/184 lb-ft of torque for their standard Golf line. On the flip side, the 2016 Toyota Corolla offers a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence that gets 132hp/128lb.-ft of torque for their standard L trim, and the same engine with an increase of performance, coming in at 140hp/126 lb.-ft. of torque for their more expensive trims.

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2016 Toyota Corolla
1.8T 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder VVT
6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode Transmission 4-speed automatic with ECT-intelligence
Touchscreen sound system with SD memory card reader Display Touchscreen display with voice recognition
Yes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatible? No

Test Drive the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle in Colorado Springs CO

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle's exterior is modern with a retro twist, appealing to those who are looking to stand out in a sea of regular sedans. With its trademark rounded top and fun colors, the Beetle is one vehicle that brings a bit of nostalgia to every driveway! On the exterior of the Beetle, you will also find a rear spoiler, 16" Whirl alloy wheels, and automatic headlights with the Coming/Leaving Home feature. The 2016 Toyota Corolla comes standard with 45" steel wheels and color-keyed outside door handles, but if you are searching for a vehicle in an array of color shades that is as fun to look at as it is to drive, then the correct choice would be the Beetle.

When it comes to technology on the standard model, these two cars are pretty evenly matched. However, taking a look at all of the available features on the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle compared to the 2016 Toyota Corolla, you can see that VW is really ahead of the curve. For starters, available on the 2016 Beetle model is Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, a touchscreen display that links up with your compatible smartphone giving you access to your apps, music, contacts, and navigation all through your dash. If Car-Net isn't your connectivity tool of choice, the Beetle is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible! Unfortunately, Toyota does not have either of these options and offers the available Entune App Suite on their display.

If you would like to take the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle for a test drive yourself, please visit Mike Maroone VW in Colorado Springs and we would be happy to show you how much fun you could have in a VW Beetle!

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Red in City
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