2018 Volkswagen Beetle

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
Save up to $5,071
MSRP range
$20,220 - $26,790

Pros

  • Stylish interior design
  • Powerful engine with strong fuel economy
  • More practical than other high-style small cars

Cons

  • More expensive than competitors
  • Less practical than conventional compact hatchbacks
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle.

Beetle Juice!!
Mary, 12/30/2017
My new bottle green bug is eye catching, everybody who sees it loves the colour. I am a tall woman, 5'11" and have lots of leg room..The technology is great, easy for me to get used to..this is my second Beetle..my last one was a 2006 and had it for ten years...even though I have a beautiful Jaguar FPace-S SUV, I just love this little car for tooting around town....
love my Beetle
Albert, 1/10/2018
Interior design and comfort are enjoyable.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$20,220
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$24,020
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$26,790
MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$23,120
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Beetle safety features:

VW Car-Net Security & Service
Automatically informs emergency services in the event of a crash. Also includes an emergency response button.
Blind-Spot Monitor
Keeps track of your blind spots and alerts you to the presence of other cars with lights in the side mirrors.
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatically applies the brakes in the event of a collision, reducing the likelihood of a secondary impact.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2018 Volkswagen Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen Beetle 2018 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2018
Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T SE
MSRP$27,900
Est.Loan: $472/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Habanero 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L TSI Titan Black. Recent Arrival! 33/26 Highway/City MPG
Volkswagen Beetle 2018 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2018
Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Dune
MSRP$27,090
Est.Loan: $457/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune Dune Gry/Blk Clth & Lth. 34/26 Highway/City MPG All conditions subject to credit approval. All offers plus Tax, Tags, Freight ($820 for sedans and $910 for trucks for new vehicles), processing fee of $ 685. Dealer installed options additional. Prices includes rebates and incentives available to all customers and may be in lieu of low APR programs. Stock photo colors, options and trim levels may vary. Vehicles subject to prior sale. Not responsible for typographical errors. Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level; for the designated model-year, and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. Final price must be verified by management. See dealer for details. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.
Volkswagen Beetle 2018 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2018
Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T S
MSRP$23,040
Est.Loan: $390/mo
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Dealer Notes
2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S Black Artificial Leather. Factory MSRP: $23,040 $4,129 off MSRP! 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2D Hatchback Silk 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic FWD 2.0L TSI Please contact the New Vehicle Sales Department @ 703-893-2990 for Volkswagen and Subaru questions you may have about any of the vehicles!!! See you Soon! 26/33mpg 33/26 Highway/City MPG
More about the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle stakes out a pleasant middle ground between style and functionality. Easy to drive, well-built and visually distinctive, the Beetle allows drivers to enjoy its charms without sacrificing day-to-day livability.

For 2018, the Beetle lineup has been simplified. There is now only one engine choice: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that achieves the same 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque as the old 1.8-liter. But it now gets an extra 3 mpg combined for 29 mpg combined (26 city/34 highway). A six-speed automatic is standard.

There are also fewer trim levels: S, SE, Dune and the new Coast special edition. Even the base trim comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-speaker sound system and a touchscreen, but we'd recommend opting for that trim's Style & Comfort package. For just a bit more, you get a bunch of desirable equipment, such as automatic headlights, keyless start, heated seats, and a bigger touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Coast essentially adds some special styling inside on top of those features.

The SE doesn't offer that much more beyond automatic climate control, a wider array of interior color choices, and access to a Premium package. The loaded Dune model gets special styling and a slightly raised ride height to achieve a more rugged appearance.

But with every Beetle, there is a lot to like — especially its balance of style, comfort and functionality. The seats are supportive, the ride is comfortable, and the big windows make the cabin feel bright and airy. Headroom is fantastic for front passengers; back seaters don't make out so well in either the head- or legroom department, but the seat itself is reasonably comfortable. Storage space for odds and ends is limited, but the trunk is decent and the opening is large.

In terms of driving dynamics, that turbocharged engine provides plenty of power. And although the relaxed steering and handling will be a disappointment to anyone hoping the Beetle is a VW GTI in retro clothing, its impressive comfort should be appealing to many.

For a small car with a combination of fun-loving flair and daily-driver utility, you can't do much better than the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle. Use Edmunds to help find the perfect one for you.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and 2.0T Coast 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Beetle 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Beetle.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Volkswagen Beetle?
2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,135. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,288 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,288 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,847.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is15.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,365. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $5,071 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,071 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,294.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is20% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,565. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,767 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,767 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$16,798.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is22.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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