2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

Small vehicles can be deceiving, especially since the latest innovations have made them feel more like their full-sized cousins. High-tech features, boosted fuel economy ratings, and the latest in comfort and convenience can make compact vehicles feel more exciting than ever before. Today we're comparing two of the most popular small vehicles from Volkswagen, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Beetle.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Volkswagen Beetle
$17,895 Starting MSRP $19,995
28 city/40 hwy MPG 24 city/33 hwy
1.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder; 150hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Base Engine 1.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder; 170hp, 184 lb-ft of torque
94.1 cu. ft. Passenger Space 85.1 cu. ft.

2017 Jetta vs 2017 Beetle Cargo Space

When you purchase a compact vehicle, your first thought is probably affordability. However, both the 2017 Jetta and the 2017 Beetle are great options for car shoppers on a tighter budget. The Beetle's unique exterior styling gives it the more eye-catching appeal, and it also offers the most horsepower for a more responsive driving experience, despite the two-door body. The Jetta on the other hand offers a better fuel economy rating at 40 mpg on the highway, and a roomier interior for seating passengers in the rear.

When it comes to the cargo space and interior features, there are a few differences worth noting. The Beetle comes with a standard eight-speaker audio system and Bluetooth compatibility, while the base trim of the Jetta only comes with a six-speaker audio system. The Beetle's unique shape allows you to fold down the rear seats and open up nearly 30 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Jetta's standard sedan shape only offers 15 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. 

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Black Interior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Tan Leather Seating
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Red interior Accents
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Red and Black Leather Seating