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 with its new turbo four-cylinder.
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 and standard all-wheel drive might draw in buyers looking for a more grown-up ride.
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|2015 Volkswagen BeetleBrowse Used Listings||2015 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2015 Nissan JukeBrowse Used Listings||2015 MINI CooperBrowse Used Listings|
|23 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3|
|Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Small Station Wagon||Minicompact Cars|
|2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic *Ltd Avail*||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T||2-Door Fastback V6||5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD||2-Door HB|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||quattro Coupe||Fastback||Sport Utility||Hatchback|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2015 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 Audi TT||2015 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 Ford Mustang||2015 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 Nissan Juke||2015 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 MINI Cooper|