2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Volkswagen Beetle in a tunnel vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra driving on a highway

When drivers are in the market for a new vehicle, they know there is no shortage of options out there. One of VW's most iconic models is the Volkswagen Beetle. We're happy to tell you that the Volkswagen Beetle is back for 2018 with a number of updates and upgrades. We want you to shop with as much information as possible, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. Both models have a lot to offer, but let's see how they stack up.

The models are similar in class and style, but they offer a lot of different things as well. The Elantra is a 4-door sedan while the 2018 VW Beetle is a 2-door hatchback. Their interiors are also different. TThe 2018 Beetle features both Bluetooth connectivity and an aux port, while the 2018 Elantra only offers Bluetooth-infotainment connectivity. These connect to the 2018 Beetle's eight interior speakers vs the 2018 Elantra's six. Keep reading below to learn about the 2018 VW Beetle's configurations and features.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle


2018 Hyundai Elantra

184 horsepower Peak Horsepower 147 horsepower
174 lb.ft. of torque Peak Torque Output 132 lb.ft. of torque
8 Number of Speakers in Cabin 6
15.4 cubic feet Available Cargo Volume 14.4 cubic feet

2018 VW Beetle trim levels and features

There are five available trim levels of the 2018 VW Beetle. Each trim levels offers a plethora of standard and available features and options. Check out the configurations and their features below.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle S | Key features include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)

2018 Volkswagen Beetle S w/ Style & Comfort | Key features include:

  • V-Tex leatherette-trimmed seating
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect infotainment system
  • Keyless access with push-button start

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast | Key features include:

  • Pepita-cloth seating
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Blind Spot Monitor & Rear Traffic Alert

2018 Volkswagen Beetle SE | Key features include:

  • Heated Windshield washer nozzles
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Fender® Premium Audio System

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune| Key features include:

  • Automatic Bi-Xenon headlights
  • 18-inch Canyon wheels
  • Full set of driver assistance features