Details for THE EAGLE, RETAIL

all new 2019

Volkswagen
T

Beetle

he current Beetle and New
Beetle predecessor never
came close to matching the
original’s charm or sales success,
but for more than two decades with
the current body style it’s slightly
retro/funky styling appealed to
buyers looking for more than just a
cookie-cutter
hatchback
or
convertible. Even if that meant
giving up the level of functionality

provided by other small cars. For
2019, the Beetle bows out with
available Final Edition trims for
both body styles. They come pretty
much loaded to the hilt, including
“Final Edition” badging, but they’re
the ones to get if you want a car
with future collectable appeal. The
remaining Beetle trim levels remain
available with less content but all
come with a turbocharged four-

cylinder engine rated at 174
horsepower and 184 pound-feet of
torque, paired to a six-speed
automatic transmission only. The
convertible’s power-operated softtop opens and closes in 11 seconds
and has a rollover system that
instantly deploys twin roll bars
from behind the back seat when
needed.

Vehicle Specs

Base price (incl. destination): $21,800 (coupe);
$26,900 (convertible)
Type: Two-door hatchback/convertible
Engine (h.p.): 2.0-liter I4, turbocharged (174)
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway): 26/33/29 (MT)
Base weight (lb.): 3,020

Unique ways to conserve fuel
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Connection
Defensive driving has
long been touted not only
as a safe way to operate a
motor vehicle, but also a
cost-effective one. When
driving
defensively,
drivers are less likely to
make sudden stops or
accelerate quickly, each
of which can waste fuel.
But even the most
conservative
motorists
might want to do even
more to conserve fuel.
Fortunately, there are
many unique and simple
ways to conserve fuel and
save money.
Q Park in the shade.
According to Natural
Resources Canada, using a
vehicle’s air conditioning

system
increases
its
fuel consumption more
than any other auxiliary
feature. In fact, NRC notes
that air conditioning
systems can increase
fuel
consumption
by
as much as 20 percent.
That’s because vehicle AC
systems require engines
to work extra hard, which
in turn requires them to
consume more fuel. By
parking in the shade on
hot days, drivers won’t
need to crank their
AC systems in order to
overcome the summer
heat.
Q Listen
to
traffic
reports. It’s well known
that
idling
greatly
decreases fuel economy.
Before leaving for work
or to run errands around

Even the most conservative motorists might want to do even more to
conserve fuel. Fortunately, there are many unique and simple ways to
conserve fuel and save money.
town, tune in to local
traffic reports in the
hopes that you can avoid
potential traffic jams
that contribute to the
needless consumption of
fuel. If there’s no way to
avoid traffic during your

daily commute, consider
investing in a vehicle with
stop-start
technology,
which shuts the engine
off when your vehicle
comes to a halt before
restarting it once you take
your foot off the brake.

The Union of Concerned
Scientists notes that this
technology can reduce
fuel consumption by as
much as 5 percent.
Q Make sure your gas
cap is tight. A loose gas
cap can adversely affect
fuel economy. According
to Napa¨, a loose gas cap
is a common contributor
to poor fuel economy.
Loose gas caps allow fuel
vapors to leak and that
decreases your vehicle’s
fuel
efficiency.
After
filling up at the pump, be
sure to close the gas cap
tightly. Many caps will
indicate how many clicks
it takes to make sure the
cap is closed as tightly
as possible. In addition,
periodically inspect the
cap for cracks or leaks,

replacing it if necessary.
Q Drive
distractionfree.
Today’s
cars
are
technological
marvels. But all those
bells and whistles can
be
distracting,
and
distracted drivers are less
likely to pay attention
to how they’re driving.
That can make for unsafe
and
fuel-inefficient
driving. When driving,
do your best to minimize
distractions, turning off
your smartphone and
directing all of your
focus to the road and
how you’re navigating it
Conserving fuel is a goal
for many drivers, and that
goal can be achieved in a
wide variety of ways.

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