Volkswagen Beetle vs Jeep Wrangler

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
MSRP
$26,840
Invoice
$25,766
Average Price Paid
$26,602
246 listings nationwide

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2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude
MSRP
$33,445
Invoice
$31,774
Average Price Paid
$31,689
33 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
$27,162
Good Price
$26,135
Great Price
$25,548
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude
Fair Price
$32,281
Good Price
$31,308
Great Price
$30,751

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,190
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,248

Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude
George Kennedy Preview:

Few modern vehicles have as loyal a following as the Jeep Wrangler. It’s the Wrangler's broad range of capabilities and features—many of which cannot be found on any other car today—th...

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2018 Volkswagen Beetle
      2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
      writes:
      Bought this car...Had every feature I wanted.
      2018 Jeep Wrangler
      JK Altitude
      No User Reviews

      Specs

      2018 Volkswagen Beetle
      2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
      2018 Jeep Wrangler
      JK Altitude
      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 W/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

      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

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

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