2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

An iconic car model is hard to come by, yet Volkswagen's Beetle has accomplished that. Everyone just about everywhere recognizes the Beetle's rounded design, despite its slight alteration in recent years. The 2018 version is here and it's better than ever. But what changes have been made from the 2017 model?

This model comparison page is a little different from our other ones, as we are set to compare the newest Beetle to 2017's version. While the 2018 Beetle isn't vastly different from its predecessor, there are notable changes. Our team has all the research necessary on the Beetle, and the results are in!

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle Vs. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle
$20,220 Starting MSRP $19,995
174 horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 Horsepower, base engine 170 horsepower, 1.8-liter I4
Available Voice recognition Not available
29 Combined MPG 28

The design is almost entirely unchanged, although the 2018 Beetle is marginally bigger if that matters to you. Like, literally marginally. Its length is 168.8 inches compared to the 2017 model's length of 168.4 inches. Anyway, more notable is the larger, more powerful engine. With some extra horsepower and solid torque, the new Beetle packs more of a punch than last year's.

While the 2017 Beetle comes with a wide array of safety features, and the 2018 model continues that. Front and rear crumple zones combine to form a safety cage around the driver and passengers to help absorb any crash energy. Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response System turns off the fuel pump, unlocks doors, and activates hazard lights when a collision is sensed and airbags are deployed.

There is so much more to be said about both the 2018 and 2017 Beetles. Those interested should stop by Donaldsons Volkswagen. Our staff can go over specific pricing information and different options available. Eager to drive one of our Beetles? You can schedule a test drive online. We hope you come in soon!

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