2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Ford Focus

2018 Volkswagen Beetle on left side with a circle that says VS in the center against a 2018 Ford Focus

What could be better than a stylish hatchback filled with modern features? Not much! When an SUV is just too much in terms of price and efficiency but you still want something with sporty style, buying a hatchback seems like the perfect alternative. Most come with unique style attributes, lively engines, and plenty of cargo capacity for you and all your stuff.

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is both a coupe and a hatchback, so you get the best of both worlds in terms of style and space. Engineered to be a unique ride, the new Beetle shines thanks to its riveting performance features, modernized tech tools, and heritage-inspired accenting. Take a look below as we compare it to another popular vehicle with a similar size, the 2018 Ford Focus, and see which compact is right for your daily drive.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle


2018 Ford Focus Hatch

Turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine Standard Engine 2.0L Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4 engine
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode Standard Transmission 6-speed PowerShift Automatic Transmission
Composition Media sound system with Volkswagen Car-Net App Connect Available Infotainment SYNC 3
$20,220 MSRP (USD) $20,445

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When comparing these two vehicles, the differences really come down to style and comfort. Only the base model of the new Beetle comes with the ability to add a Style and Comfort Package for added value, while Ford drivers will need to upgrade to higher Focus trims to have comparable features. The Beetle also comes available with Volkswagen Car-Net, a series of systems that can be controlled with your smartphone that allows you to unlock your VW vehicle's potential. With Car-Net you can have remote vehicle access to the Beetle, get reminders for maintenance and diagnostics, use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and much more.

Are you ready to see the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle for yourself? Then get in touch with us here at New Century Volkswagen take it for a test drive today!

Picture of 2018 Volkswagen Beetle with a banner that says Volkswagen Beetle
Picture of two 2017 Volkswagen Golf models with a banner that says Volkswagen Golf