2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs. Its Competition

2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Beetle doesn't sit comfortably in any one genre, spanning coupe, hatchback, and convertible competition with its unique form.

The MINI Cooper is its closest natural competition.

The MINI is more compact and more fun to drive, and it offers a similar image factor, but at a much higher price.

Ford's Mustang is another classic-meets-modern image car, but it's considerably quicker and sportier in most guises, and even competitive on gas mileage in V-6 guise.

The Nissan Juke offers its own special look, but ride quality and gas mileage aren't the best.

The Audi TT is a notch above the Beetle in performance and price, but that sophistication might draw in buyers looking for a more grown-up ride.

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Quick Specs
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The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle ranges from green to sporty, all the while wearing a dapper take on its classic lines.
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The 2014 Audi TT is quick, fun, and stylish--but don't expect to bring the family along for the ride.
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The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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The 2014 Nissan Juke is part oddball, part exotic, and part awesomely different (although not all that practical) small car.
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The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
MSRP From    
N/A$39,900$22,510$19,170$19,950
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class    
N/ASubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
N/A2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T2-Door Coupe V65-Door Wagon CVT S FWD2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain    
N/AAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/A4454
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/Aquattro CoupeCoupeSport UtilityHatchback
Transmission    
N/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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