2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle


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If you’re looking for a stylish, fun, and confident driving experience, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Volkswagen Beetle both have a lot to offer. Both of these models come well equipped with available features like:

  • VW Car-Net® infotainment features

  • V-tex leatherette upholstery

  • Turbo 2.0L inline-four engine

  • Power tilt/sliding moonroof

There are a number of differences that should be weighed between the two VW models, though, which is why this comparison from Volkswagen Santa Monica is so helpful.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


Perhaps one of the most obvious differences between these two models is their distinct designs. The VW Jetta is an elegant sedan, while the VW Beetle is a spunky hatchback with an iconic personality. The following differences are also worth registering:

2018 VW Jetta


2018 VW Beetle


Passenger capacity


109.8 cubic feet

Total interior volume

100.5 cubic feet

15.7 cubic feet

Dedicated cargo volume

15.4 cubic feet

15.7 cubic feet

Max cargo volume

29.9 cubic feet

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Performance Capabilities

The 2018 VW Jetta and 2018 VW Beetle both pack a solid punch under the hood, but there are some performance differences that are worth taking into consideration:

2018 VW Jetta Engines

2018 VW Beetle Engine

1.4L Turbo (150 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque

2.0L Turbo (174 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque)

1.8L Turbo (170 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque)


2.0L Turbo (210 hp, 207 lb-ft of torque)

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Fuel Economy

While both models are fuel-efficient, there are again some differences worth considering:

2018 VW Jetta Ratings

2018 VW Beetle Ratings

1.4L Turbo (40 mpg highway**, 28 mpg city**)

2.0L Turbo (33 mpg highway**, 26 mpg city**)

1.8L Turbo (33 mpg highway**, 24 mpg city**)


2.0L Turbo (33 mpg highway**, 24 mpg city**)

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


  • VW Jetta - MSRP from $18,645*

  • VW Beetle - MSRP from $20,220*

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Find the New VW Jetta and VW Beetle for Sale Today!

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Volkswagen Beetle are available for sale right now in Southern California at Volkswagen Santa Monica, where you can lease or finance the VW Jetta or VW Beetle ! Our dealership is open for sales seven days a week at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. If you have questions, feel free to reach us online or give us a call at (855) 729-5237.

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.