Volkswagen Beetle vs Jeep Wrangler Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
MSRP
$26,840
Invoice
$25,766
Average Price Paid
$25,351
454 listings nationwide

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2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
MSRP
$33,445
Invoice
$31,774
Average Price Paid
$31,491
85 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Fair Price
$26,055
Good Price
$23,987
Great Price
$22,805
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Fair Price
$32,419
Good Price
$30,924
Great Price
$30,070

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,757
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,096

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The original Volkswagen Beetle was a bare-bones, entry-level car that became an icon of the 1960s counterculture. For 1998, Volkswagen released a second-generation Beetle with turn-of-...

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Remember New Coke? Coca-Cola, and the rest of the product development and marketing industry, learned a valuable lesson from that reformulation of a classic and beloved recipe: Don’t d...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
writes:
Bought this car...Had every feature I wanted.
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
writes:
Its a 4x4, so I Love it. Hope to own one soon.

Specs

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
21 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,600 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41 in
Back Legroom 31.4 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 7.1 cu ft 31.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 761 lbs 880 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 164.3 in
Width 71.9 in 73.7 in
Height 58 in 72.6 in
Wheelbase 100 in 95.4 in

Available Options

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic/Beige Roof
  • Deep Sea Teal Metallic with Beige Roof
  • Habanero Orange Metallic/Beige Roof
  • Pure White/Beige Roof
  • Silk Blue Metallic/Beige Roof
  • Tornado Red/Beige Roof

Option Packages

  • Coast Lighting Package
  • Wind Deflector
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Baja Yellow Clearcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Chief Clearcoat
  • Firecracker Red Clearcoat
  • Gobi Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Rhino Clearcoat
  • Xtreme Purple Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Alpine 9-Speaker with All-Weather Subwoofer
  • Radio: 430
  • 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
  • Swing Gate Reinforcement
  • Radio: 430 Nav
  • Connectivity Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Quick-Order Package 23L Altitude
  • Quick-Order Package 24L Altitude
  • Body-Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic (W5A580)

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