Volkswagen Beetle vs Volkswagen Type 2 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User 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
$25,501
2 listings nationwide

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2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,599
2 listings nationwide

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1978 Volkswagen Type 2
Van
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

As Volkswagen prepares to 86 the Beetle in favor of its new retro retread, the electric I.D. Buzz, it has decided to use the little nod to nostalgia as one of the promotional platforms...

1978 Volkswagen Type 2
Van
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
10
writes:
great car the best drive but very low maitnence costs and general work
Front Seats Ranked 2019 MINI Cooper 2-Door Hatchback FWD better.
"the size of the headrest and the seat heater"
Value Ranked 2019 MINI Cooper 2-Door Hatchback FWD better.
"the central control panel"
10
writes:
We had a 2015 beetle, now we have a 2018 beetle convertible. It has more power and shifts great!
Front Seats Ranked 2018 MINI Cooper worse.
"The seat seem to fit us better in the beetle over the Mini."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 MINI Cooper worse.
"There is more trunk space in the beetle!"
writes:
Bought this car...Had every feature I wanted.
1978 Volkswagen Type 2
Van
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Specs

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
1978 Volkswagen Type 2
Van
Powertrain 6-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
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Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Power
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
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Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
11.7:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard --
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats --
Front Legroom 41.3 in --
Back Legroom 31.4 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 7.1 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 761 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168.8 in --
Width 71.9 in --
Height 58 in --
Wheelbase 100 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

  • Wind Deflector
  • Coast Lighting Package
1978 Volkswagen Type 2
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