It's hard to believe that Volkswagen can improve on such an iconic car, but they've done it again with the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle. Wallace Volkswagen in Stuart, FL, invites you down to take this zippy car for a spin. If you're in Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City or Jupiter, our friendly staff will make you a great deal and send you home in a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle today!
Let's see how the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle compares to the Honda Civic.
Engine and Fuel Economy
The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle is a small car with big choices. Under the hood you'll find one of three engines -- a 1.8T 4-cylinder TSI with 170hp and a 2.5L with 184hp, a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder TSI with 210hp, or, a 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine with 150hp. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and sport mode. The Honda Civic only offers one engine – a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve with 143hp, with a choice of CVT automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual. All three engines on the 2015 Beetle offer more power than the Civic, and the Volkswagen diesel engine beats the Civic in fuel efficiency, with the Beetle diesel getting and estimated mpg of 31 city/41 highway and the Civic comes in at 28 city/39 highway mpg, depending on the transmission.
Beetle Style versus Civic Style
There's no match to the look of the Volkswagen Beetle. Its undeniable shape is like a household name -- everyone knows it. Keeping that characteristic sloping exterior, Volkswagen has refined this fun car even more for2015. There are 10 2015 Beetle trims to choose from, each with distinguishing characteristics that set it apart from the pack. There's even a 2015 Beetle Classic that retains the modern styling but includes 17-inch Heritage alloy wheels that match the Beetles of the 1960's and 70's, with classic seating surfaces as well. You also get standard navigation in the 2015 Beetle Classic, so it's incredible that Volkswagen has given classic styling an update while still being surrounded by modern tech. By contrast, the more conservative, staid Civic comes in 5 trim styles but looks like any other sedan on the road.
Volkswagen Beetle Standard Features Compared to Honda Civic Standard Features
The base 2015 Beetle is loaded with upscale features. You'll get heated side mirrors, 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth with audio streaming, iPod integration, a multi-function steering wheel, heated seats, and Leatherette seating. The lower-cost Beetle Classic even includes Navigation!By contrast, the base Civic LX Manual does not include heated mirrors or seats (which are standard Cloth), and wheels are much less stylish at 15-inches. It's clear, the iconic Beetle is the car to drive in the Florida sunshine!