A silver and red 2018 Volkswagen Beetle parked in a parking lot

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The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the oldest and most recognizable nameplates in the automotive industry. This compact car was first manufactured in 1938 and received a total revamp in 1997, which is distinguished as the "new Beetle" era. It is currently in its second generation, and while it’s received plenty of changes over the years, it remains the tried-and-true bug we know and love.

The 2018 model year seamlessly reflects the advances in auto innovation. With its state-of-the-art technology and streamlined performance, the 2018 Beetle is a surefire choice for your next car.


2018 VW Beetle S

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

26 city / 33 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

2.0-liter Turbo


174 Horsepower


6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic®

Exterior and Performance

While the Beetle is a compact vehicle, its performance ratings resemble those of a muscle car's. The 2018 model comes equipped with a 2.0-liter TSI engine, which pumps out a gnarly 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Paired with this machine is a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode. Tiptronic lets you manually control the car, while Sport mode turns your drive into a spirited cruise.

Interior and Technology

The interior of the 2018 Beetle is outfitted with a long list of comforts and conveniences. Not only does the flat-bottom steering wheel come wrapped in leather, but it also implements mounted controls that let you manage volume, cruise control, and more. V-Tex leatherette upholstery and a power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof are both available elements. The VW Beetle overall design is a perfect blend of its old-school roots with contemporary flair, which is evident via the retro-modern gauge and vintage-inspired glovebox with ambient lighting to boot.

Staying connected is top priority for many motorists, and the Volkswagen Beetle is sure to satisfy the needs of the modern-day driver. Thanks to App-Connect, you’ll be able to access an array of your smartphone applications on the center touchscreen. This system is both Apply CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible. The cutting-edge VW Car-Net® functions similarly, as it provides a wealth of features at your fingertips such as navigation capabilities, traffic updates, weather details, and more. Opt for the available 400-watt Fender® premium audio system for a rocking trip every time you hit the road.

2018 VW Beetle Interior


A high level of innovation is present in the Beetle safety technology. A rear view camera system comes equipped, which displays what lies behind you on the center display screen for seamless back-up maneuvers. The automatic post-collision braking system, tire pressure monitoring system, and seven stability-enhancing systems all come standard as well. Available features include a blind spot monitor, park pilot, and rear traffic alert.

Test Drive Today!

The Volkswagen Beetle offers a unique style that other vehicles simply can’t measure up to. Tack on its efficient performance and medley of included and available features, and you have the recipe for the ideal compact car. Stop by our Volkswagen dealership today to test drive the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle!


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.