2019 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Many Volkswagen fans have wondered what the differences between the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle are. To go over some similarities, each model is equipped with a 2.0L engine with 174 horsepower. The mpg on these models is 26 in the city and 33 on the highway. Also, every new VW Beetle offers 72 months or 72,000 miles of warranty for both bumper to bumper and powertrain for both models.

As we researched, we found that these two models of this iconic car are, unsurprisingly, quite similar. However, that doesn’t mean that these vehicles are completely the same! There are a couple differences between these vehicles that could mean the difference in the choice you make. Check out what we found below!

2019 Volkswagen Beetle


2018 Volkswagen Beetle

$20,895 - $29,995 MSRP $20,220 - $32,090
174 horsepower Engine Strength 174 horsepower
Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring System Not Available
4 people Seating Capacity 4 people

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Depending on the trim and whether you choose a hatchback or convertible, the MSRP will fluctuate. The standard trim is higher than the standard for the 2018 model, but that is to be expected. However, the highest trim on the 2019 model is cheaper than the highest for 2018. Another difference we found is that every 2019 Volkswagen Beetle has the blind-spot monitoring system. Unfortunately, the 2018 model doesn’t offer this feature at all. These two differences were all we can find, so the choice for you is primarily on the MSRP and whether you’re looking for the blind-spot monitoring.

Both Beetle models are great choices for anyone looking for a hatchback or convertible. The 2019 VW Beetle was announced to be the last, so get one of the last ones here at Capistrano Volkswagen! Schedule your test drive with us by sending us a message, giving us a call, or stopping by our location here in San Juan Capistrano. We'd be happy to help you further as you decide which Beetle is right for you.