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2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs. Chevy Spark near Alexandria, VA

And the Winner is... the 2016 Beetle!

2016VW Beetle near Alexandria, VA

There are a wide variety of hatchback models on the market today, and it can be tough to decipher which one has the features you want most. But if you’re looking for a powerful engine, a long list of standard features, and a spacious interior, the 2016 VW Beetle near Alexandria, VA, is the right hatchback for you. To help make your decision a little easier, we at Pohanka VW of Capitol Heights have compared the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle with the 2015 Chevy Spark near Alexandria, VA, so you can be in the know of which hatchback has the features you desire.

While the 2016 VW Beetle and the 2015 Chevy Spark both have 4-cylinder engines, their similarities end there. For starters, the engine in the Beetle produces 170 horsepower and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the engine in the Spark will only give you 84 horsepower and 83 lbs.-ft. of torque.  All this power is felt as you cruise down I-395 on 18-inch Disc alloy wheels, while even the highest trim level of the Spark still only has 15-inch wheels. You’ll also get more out of your gas tank in the Beetle, as it holds 14.5 gallons of gas, compared to the 9.2 gallons in the Spark.

2016 Beetle Interior

On the inside of the 2016 VW Beetle near Alexandria, VA, are a variety of features you won’t find in the 2015 Chevy Spark. For starters, drivers of the Beetle can enjoy standard heated front seats with three different heat settings to keep you comfortable for when the temperature drops – a feature you will only find in top trims of the Spark. These seats are made even better as they are wrapped in V-Tex leatherette for a premium feel, while the seats in the Spark are cloth. The Beetle also has the convenience of keyless access with push-button start. This lets you lock, unlock, start, and drive your 2016 Beetle while your keys remain in your pocket or purse. You won’t find this feature in the 2015 Spark.

When you and your friends are taking a trip to the Potomac River in your VW Beetle, you can enjoy tons of new music with HD Radio through the Fender® Premium Audio System with 400 watts of power, eight speakers, and a subwoofer to make every note come alive. You can also feel the warm Virginia sun when you open the power tilt/slide panoramic sunroof. These features are not found in the Chevy Spark.

And while the Beetle may look tiny, it still surprisingly spacious. With all the seats in place, the Beetle has 15.4 cubic ft. of cargo space for you to pack with groceries from Whole Foods. This just doesn’t compare to the 11.4 cubic ft. of space in the Spark. The Beetle also has more interior volume at 100.5 cubic ft., while the Spark only has 97.7 cubic ft.

In terms of engine, features, and spaciousness, it’s clear which hatchback is the top runner. To take the 2016 VW Beetle near Alexandria, VA, for a test drive, visit Pohanka VW of Capitol Heights. We are located at 1720 Richie Station Court in Capitol Height, MD, right across the street from T.J. Maxx. 

VW Beetle Leatherette Seats