2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Rating7.2

Ranked #4 in Subcompact Hatchback

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Starting MSRP 

$20,220 - $26,790

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Key Spec of 2018 Volkswagen Beetle
fuel economy

26/29/33

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

174 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

6 yr./ 72000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Unique and iconic styling

Unimpressive interior quality

New 2.0L engine

Impressive warranty coverage

Doesn't get many standard safety features

R-Line trim discontinued

Smooth and refined engine and ride quality

Priced high considering the performance it offers

New six-year warranty coverage

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback makes for an excellent contender in the subcompact hatchback class. With 4 trims on offer, the Volkswagen Beetle has a base MSRP of $20,220, with prices going all the way up to MSRP $26,790, competing directly with the Mini Hardtop 2-Door, the Fiat 500, and the Honda Fit Hatchback. Only a turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine is offered, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Together, they produce 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Accelerating from 0-60 in 7.2 seconds, the Beetle maintains a combined fuel economy of 29 MPG. Volkswagen offers the Beetle in 8 stunning colors, with the Tornado Red being a particular favorite of ours. 


Over All Rating

7.2

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Trims

S$20,220 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • AM/FM/HD
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Manual front air conditioning

Coast$23,120 onwards

  • 17-inch black aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

SE$24,020 onwards

  • 17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Dual zone climatronic automatic front AC
  • V-Tex leatherette Seat trim

Dune$26,790 onwards

  • Front Fog/driving lights

Used 2018 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale

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2019 Volkswagen BeetleHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1941016 Jun 2021

2019 Volkswagen Beetle S

S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$18,910
Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,023 Below market
RMV: $22,933
Gettysburg, PA
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2017 Volkswagen BeetleHome Delivery
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2017 Volkswagen Beetle SEL Convertible

Classic 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$22,000
Est. $298/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,395 Below market
RMV: $26,395
Moore, SC
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3190025 Jul 2022

2019 Volkswagen Beetle S Convertible

S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$31,400
Est. $426/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,802 Below market
RMV: $37,202
Alexandria, VA
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle S

S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$19,993
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,657 Below market
RMV: $23,650
Ocala, FL
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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
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Price Rise, $487
Previous Price: $1899520 Jul 2022

2018 Volkswagen Beetle S

S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$19,482
Est. $264/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,515 Below market
RMV: $22,997
Vernon Rockville, CT
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition SEL Convertible

Final Edition SEL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$37,998
Est. $515/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,705 Below market
RMV: $44,703
Toms River, NJ
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2017 Volkswagen Beetle
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Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1598808 Jun 2022

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Classic

Classic 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$14,988
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,563 Below market
RMV: $17,551
Santa Cruz, CA
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
12
Price Drop, $245
Previous Price: $2299526 Jul 2022

2019 Volkswagen Beetle S

S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$22,750
Est. $308/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,862 Below market
RMV: $26,612
Hazelwood, MO
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2018 Volkswagen Beetle S Convertible

S

$25,938
Est. $352/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,066.5 Below market
RMV: $30,004.5
Houston, TX
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Colors and Styles

2018 Volkswagen Beetle in Bottle Green Metallic color
Bottle Green Metallic

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$20220

body style

2dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

174 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

184 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

168.4 in

wheelbase

100 in

width

71.2 in

curb weight

3012 lbs

Height

58.5 in

Ground Clearance

5.7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

85.1 cu ft

cargo volume

29.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

26/29/33 mpg

highway range

478.50 mi

warranty
basic warranty

6 yr./ 72000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr./ 72,000 mi.


Volkswagen Beetle 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$23,010
5 Year Cost To Own
$41,356
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $41,356
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,999$1,829$1,494$1,674$1,463$12,459
Insurance$1,295$1,340$1,387$1,436$1,486$6,944
Fuel$1,949$2,008$2,068$2,130$2,194$10,349
Maintenance$68$478$625$1,222$1,884$4,277
RepairsNANANANA$1,183$1,183
Financing Interest$1,237$996$736$461$167$3,597
Taxes and Fees$1,946$167$155$145$134$2,547
Total Cost-To-Own$12,494$6,818$6,465$7,068$8,511$41,356
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