The options for the Beetle are relatively simple to choose from, with not a lot of overlap on the higher models to confuse buyers. As standard, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera are fitted across the range. The top trim spec, the Final Edition SEL, is fitted with genuine leather upholstered to sportier seats than those found in the rest of the range. 18-inch wheels are also included for a total cost of $25,995. The top offerings from Mini and Fiat are much more expensive, but they also feature much sportier tuning and considerably more modern infotainment interfaces. The mid-level SE and Final Edition SE get 17- and 18-inch wheels respectively, while better infotainment systems with a larger touchscreen.
Volkswagen Beetle prices start at $20,895 for the cheapest model in the US, the S, exclusive of Volkswagen's $895 destination charge, licensing and registration fees, taxes, and incentives. The SE's price jumps up to an MSRP of $24,395, while pricing decreases for the Final Edition SE, which starts at $23,045. The top-spec Final Edition SEL costs $25,995 - no regular SEL model exists anymore. A fully-loaded Final Edition SEL simply features bigger 20-inch Monterey wheels and will cost $28,069 before charges.
The only additional package one can add to the Beetle is available on the SE model only and is called the Premium package. This upgrades your wheels to 18-inch items and adds bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, taillights, and license plate lights. You also get park distance control front and rear, and foglights which automatically illuminate at low speed. Inside, a Discover Media touchscreen interface adds navigation and connects to a Fender sound system upgrade. The package costs $2,500.
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle isn't too different across the lineup, but the Final Edition SEL is the most unique. However, the special wheels and seats with leather are not enough to justify the extra cash. Our recommendation is the almost fully-equipped Final Edition SE, which is cheaper than a regular SE. It adds a little more retro goodness and uplifts the feel of the interior slightly without costing too much. A car like this should be kept simple, and VW has done just that while still making the special edition notable in its own way.
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