Volkswagen Jetta vs Volkswagen Beetle 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 Jetta
1.4T S FWD
MSRP
$18,645
Invoice
$17,898
Average Price Paid
$15,706
5,340 listings nationwide

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
MSRP
$26,840
Invoice
$25,766
Average Price Paid
$25,295
459 listings nationwide

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

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T S FWD
Fair Price
$16,748
Good Price
$14,982
Great Price
$13,972
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Fair Price
$26,016
Good Price
$24,393
Great Price
$23,465

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,024
12 listings nationwide

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,763
2018 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T S FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
writes:
Bought this car...Had every feature I wanted.

Specs

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T S FWD
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
28 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
38 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
150 hp @ 5,000 RPM
150 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
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 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.7 cu ft 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,025 lbs 761 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.4 in 168.8 in
Width 70 in 71.9 in
Height 57.2 in 58 in
Wheelbase 104.4 in 100 in

Available Options

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Uni
  • Cardinal Red Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
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

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