2019 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Tan 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and Black 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

A one-of-a-kind beloved icon. The Volkswagen Beetle is truly a unique icon, loved by many. In 2019 Volkswagen will be ceasing the production of Beetle models but not before releasing a 2019 model with two special editions, appropriately called the Beetle Final Edition. Beetle-lovers may be wondering if they should make the upgrade to the 2019 model to honor its final production year or if they should stick to their 2018 model. Explore the differences between the model years with this 2019 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle comparison from First Team Volkswagen.

Each available in four trim styles with nickname badging capability, both 2018 and 2019 the Volkswagen Beetle can be made to best fit your lifestyle. The 2019 Beetle is offered in two standard trims – S and SE – and two special edition trims – Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL. Buyers leaning towards the 2019 model will have two additional color options when opting for one of the Final Edition trims – Stonewashed Blue Metallic and Safari Uni. Additional color options among all trims are White Silver Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Tornado Red, and Habanero Orange.

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle


2018 Volkswagen Beetle

$20,895 Starting MSRP $20,220
S, SE, Final Edition SE, Final Edition SEL Trims S, Coast, SE, Dune
26 city / 33 hwy MPG 26 city / 33 hwy
2.0 L 4-cylinder Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder

What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and 2018 Volkswagen Beetle?

Despite the difference in starting MRSP being only about $700, there are quite a few upgrades to the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle. Most of these differences between the 2019 and 2018 Beetle can be found in the vehicle’s interior and are primarily design and safety upgrades.

The latest Beetle features a Käferfach glovebox which gives passengers top-open glovebox access along with traditional down-open access, enhancing the retro look of the Beetle. Buyers opting toward the Final Edition models of the 2019 Beetle will find a “Beetle” badge in place of the traditional “Turbo” badge along the vehicle’s tailgate. The Final Edition SEL model features premium leather seats with a sleek diamond-stitched design, living up to the luxury of Volkswagen.

The 2019 Beetle comes equipped with several safety options that come standard across trims. The Intelligent Crash Response system unlocks your vehicle’s doors, activates the warning lights, and disengages the fuel pump in the event of a collision to help you and warn others. The Beetle will slow itself down after a collision using the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System to help prevent any additional impacts after the initial collision.

No matter which model year you choose, the beloved Beetle is sure the impress with its iconic design and latest features. 

Blue 2019 Volkswagen Final Edition Beetle Convertible
Steering Wheel in 2019 Volkswagen Beetle
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Final Edition Beetle Driving
Interior View of 2019 Volkswagen Beetle



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