Dynamic Duo

Here is a pair of impressive automobiles that provide great value for what they offer, are a joy to drive, and will catch the eyes of those who appreciate the attention to detail these automakers applied inside and out.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8 Dune

Ever since The Love Bug film boosted the fame of the two-door German compact car affectionately known as the “Beetle,” Volkswagen’s 2017 Dune edition will start an entirely new legion of admirers. Stylish with a sleeker body, the eight-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera with 6.3-inch touchscreen, signature VW Car-Net App Connect, wallet-friendly combined 27 miles per gallon, and 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo engine are just a few of the plentiful accessories that give this four-wheeled insect new wings to fly into the future. The convertible roof, special Dune raised suspension, rear spoiler, black interior with yellow piping, 18-inch alloy wheels, and exciting sandstorm yellow metallic exterior will regularly turn heads especially during the warm months as well.

Fuel Economy: 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined

Total Price: $30,215

For more information, visit VW.com.

2017 Kia Cadenza Limited

KIA continues to receive a new level of respect from competitors and experts in the auto industry, and rightfully so. The 2017 Cadenza Limited is a luxurious four-door sedan that thrives by providing passengers a pleasurable riding experience and a plethora of options which come generously standard. On the outside, the 19-inch dark satin wheels, stylish LED headlights, panoramic sunroof and aerodynamic shell certainly garner style points. Inside, the 3.5-liter heart is operated by an eight-speed transmission with KIA Sportsmatic gear control and paddle shifters.

The spacious cabin can fit up to five adults and is stocked with a plethora of pampering amenities including dual-zone temperature control; a theater-esque Harmon Kardon sound system; Android and Apple Integration; heated and ventilated nappa leather seating; an eight-inch touchscreen; and the UVO infotainment system with voice command.

Regarding safety concerns, the Autonomous Emergency Braking, surround-view monitor, forward collision warning system, blind spot detection, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, and rear parking assist will ease the driver’s mind as well.

Ultimately, KIA should consider giving this car its own emblem like they did with the Equus because the Cadenza is in a class by itself while still staying under $45K fully equipped.

Fuel Economy: 20 city/28 highway/ 23 combined

Total Price: $44,390

For more information, visit KIA.com.