I would just wait until the next newer model comes out, or look for a 2017 for cheap.
As you know, I own a 2015 SEL, and I've test driven 5 or 6 2019's in SEL versions. Even though the battery pack is almost 36 kW, while the one in your 2016 is 24.2 kW, I struggled to get 5.2 miles / kWh in any of the 2019's. I regularly get 6.0 to 6.3 miles /kWh or better in my 2015.
My point being, I'd have thought with the bigger battery pack, I'd get another 45 to 50% of range with the 2019, but that is not the case, at all. With 32 kW usable at 5.2 kW , range maximum would be 166 miles, and I'd take 15 miles of of that to keep out of the reserve, or 153 miles.
The higher HP Chinese made 2017 motor with more torque is far, far less efficient driving around town, than the older 2015 2016 motors made in Germany.
Just saying, the newer models with bigger battery pack are nowhere near as efficient as the motors that came with the 24.2 kW battery versions.
To me, not worth it, I'll be waiting for the next generation.
I test drove an Audi eTron SUV this weekend, Sad.... 95 kWh battery and the damn thing is a pig, it struggles to get 2.2 miles per kW. It's heavy and has the aerodynamics of a brick, and it's expensive too, with limited range. I don't know what Audi was thinking, but to me, it seems like a total dog.
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2015 e-Golf SEL
2015 Passat TDI SEL
2014 Touareg TDI LUX
Full spectrum VW owner, life is too short to wait to drive for a recharge.