2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE vs e-Golf SEL Premium Trims
Though not much has changed on the e-Golf for the 2016 model year, there probably isn’t much that needed to adjusted based on the success of the 2015 variation of Volkswagen’s electric car. But there have been a few significant changes to the model that interested buyers should be aware of. In addition to the new MIB II infotainment system, the 2016 e-Golf also has a new value-laden SE trim to act as the entry level model. To help you decide which e-Golf suits your driving needs, we’ve compared the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE vs e-Golf SEL Premium trims.
The SE trim lowers the cost of entry into the e-Golf lineup, meaning that an electric car doesn’t have to break the bank. The 2016 VW e-Golf SE has a starting MSRP of $28,995 and contains many of the features found in the high level SEL Premium trim.
- 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- VW Car-Net App-Connect for the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Keyless access with push-button start
- Rearview camera
- Heated windshield
- LED daytime running lights
- Dual-zone climate control
- Cloth seats
- Heated front seats
e-Golf SEL Premium
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Touchscreen navigation
- Multi-function steering wheel
- LED headlights
- 7.2 kW onboard charger
- V-Tex leatherette seats
- Park Distance Control (Park Pilot)
2016 VW e-Golf Faster Charging
The e-Golf SE model comes with some great premium amenities at an affordable price. But one of the primary differences between the 2016 VW e-Golf SE and SEL Premium trim levels, in addition to the SEL’s V-Tex leatherette seating and Park Pilot, is the 7.2 kW onboard charger.
The 7.2 kW charger on the 2016 VW e-Golf SEL is significant because it allows for faster charging capabilities. Using an available 240V wall box that you would install at your home, the e-Golf can be charged in about four hours. You can also charge up at public charging stations.
Now that you know the differences between the 2016 VW e-Golf SE vs e-Golf SEL trims, it’s time for you to get behind the wheel. Choose between the incredibly affordable SE trim that delivers great value or opt for the SEL Premium trim that delivers additional premium amenities and faster charging capabilities. It’s up to you.
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