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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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$22,995
Invoice
$22,075
Average Price Paid
$19,810
3,387 listings nationwide

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
MSRP
$26,840
Invoice
$25,766
Average Price Paid
$25,501
3 listings nationwide

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

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$20,830
Good Price
$19,005
Great Price
$17,962
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Fair Price
$26,114
Good Price
$24,339
Great Price
$23,324

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,935
6 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Small cars aren't asked to do much beyond the basics: provide efficient, reliable transportation at a manageable price. Plenty of models fit this form, and in some rare cases, they man...

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...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
110
writes:
New design I great. Much more open and comfortable in the cabin. Gas mileage is incredible with an astounding ...
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.

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 761 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 168.8 in
Width 70.8 in 71.9 in
Height 57.4 in 58 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 100 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic
  • Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • 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

  • Wind Deflector
  • Coast Lighting Package

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