What is it: The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle continues the company’s long line of cars for the people. The new “Coast” trim is the second in the lineup, above the S and below the SE and Dune. The Coast adds some unique exterior color options, surf wood dash accents, cool seating materials and a sunroof.
Key Competitors: Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3
Base Price: $23,970 As-Tested Price: $23,970
Highlights: The 2018 Beetle comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 as opposed to the old 1.8. Output goes up to 174 hp and 184 lb-ft with a six-speed automatic transmission. Prices range from $20,220 to $26,790 for the top trim, and there are packages to upgrade the lighting, style and luxury features.
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