(Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 08:21AM by Laurel Steele)
If you’re looking for a fun-to-drive economy car in a nostalgic package, consider a pre-owned 2014 Volkswagen Beetle.
This hippie favorite runs on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces a peppy 170 hp and 177 lb-ft or torque. This powertrain gets a generous fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg highway. But great mileage isn’t the only thing this Volkswagen offers.
According to Autotrader, the Beetle is also a blast to drive. Handling is controlled, thanks to communicative steering and a miniscule 17.7-foot turning radius. With a suspension modeled around VW’s Golf, you’ll enjoy a familiar ride in an offbeat wrapper. Bumps and potholes are absorbed, giving you the impression that you’re behind the wheel of something sturdier than an economy car.
It might surprise you to learn that the Bug also delivers a standout performance on the highway. This car can zoom from zero to 60 mph in a swift 6.2 seconds. Its slight frame enables you to weave through traffic and pass larger vehicles with confidence.
Find out if a 2014 VW Beetle is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take this flower-child classic for a test drive and browse our complete used car inventory, which includes more than 200 vehicles.