Used 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Pricing


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List Price $20,220 - $26,790
Edmunds Rating
3.5 / 5.0
Consumer Rating
(2)

2018 Highlights

For 2018, there only is one engine available: a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that replaces the previous turbo 1.8-liter engine. They have the same maximum power, but the new one is more fuel-efficient. Note that VW used to sell a more powerful turbo 2.0-liter engine in the R-Line trim level, but both have been discontinued. There are other changes to trim levels and option packages. Finally, like every 2018 Volkswagen, the Beetle gets a new six-year warranty.
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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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Features & Specs

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)
MPG292929
Seating444
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower174 hp @ 5000 rpm174 hp @ 5000 rpm174 hp @ 5000 rpm

Safety

Our experts like the Beetle models:

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
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    M
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


Beetle Juice!!
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
Interior design and comfort are enjoyable.

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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.

Used 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

The Used 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. 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). Pre-owned Volkswagen Beetle models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 174 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2018 Volkswagen Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2018 Volkswagen Beetle comes with a 6 yr./ 72000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 72000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle Gas Mileage

2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/34 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG29
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume100.5 cu.ft.
Wheelbase100.0 in.
Length168.4 in.
Width71.2 in.
Height58.5 in.
Curb Weight3012 lbs.