2018 Volkswagen Beetle

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle Ratings
80
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
80
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
89/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Average
79/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Fair
66/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Average
77/100
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2018

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Compact Car
Rating
#4 Volkswagen Beetle
80

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Volkswagen Beetle after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

26

MPG Hwy

33 - 34

Horsepower

174

Transmission

6 speed, Automatic w/OD

Engine

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Overview
The Volkswagen Beetle just naturally grabs attention. That shape. Those headlights. That aura. But there’s more—this classic is packed with enough modern features and performance to drive your busy life into the future. Choose from five models starting with the S and moving through the top-of-the-line Dune. Experience the power of German engineering and find out how fun is done. The turbocharged two-liter engine has plenty of get up and go—and it gets up to 34 miles to the gallon. Inside Bluetooth technology with audio streaming adds voice control so you can keep your attention on the road where it belongs. Available Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect brings select smartphone apps to a touchscreen display—it’s compatible with Apple CarPlay Android Auto and MirrorLink. And best of all every Beetle comes with America’s best bumper-to-bumper warranty—The People First Warranty. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Volkswagen Accessories and build a Beetle that’s all yours. The Volkswagen Beetle. The original original.
Technology
The Volkswagen Beetle has some tech-savvy advancements for a classic icon. Bluetooth technology with audio streaming lets you enjoy the ease of voice control—and keeps your eyes on the road where they belong. Available VW Car-Net App-Connect with Apple CarPlay Android Auto and MirrorLink compatibility lets you access select smartphone apps right from your dash. Available SiriusXM Satellite Radio brings news music weather and more—wherever you are. And get where you’re going with available Discover Media Touchscreen Navigation. The Volkswagen Beetle. Take your favorite apps for a ride.
Safety
With its available Driver Assistance features it’s safe to say the Volkswagen Beetle is fun. For starters there’s the available Blind Spot Monitor which can alert you if another car’s sneaking into your blind spot. Then there’s available Park Distance Control which can help back your Beetle into parking spaces. And available Rear Traffic Alert to help you back up with more confidence—once it saves you from getting hit you’ll never back out of a driveway or parking spot without it again. Welcome to the Volkswagen Beetle. Peace of mind comes standard.
Performance
The Volkswagen Beetle. How do you make an icon even more fun? Add a turbocharged engine naturally. But don’t let the size of this happy-go-lucky two-liter turbo fool you—one tap on the accelerator and you’ll feel surprising power with an instant boost to your day. The 6-speed automatic transmission offers all the driving enjoyment you expect. If you’re looking for more control shift manually in Tiptronic mode—and for even more fun drop it into Sport mode. The Volkswagen Beetle. Shift into overjoy.

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