2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH

2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH

Fans of the automotive industry, that is to say car fans, are sure to recognize many of the cars they pass on the street every day. However, those that aren't as familiar with the vehicles and car brands aren't likely to know the differences between different cars. Almost always, they won't know the name of any model. That is, except for, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle.

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is an icon for all, easily known through its look and pop culture prominence. However, does its specs and features live up to its big reputation? We aim to find out today. We've found an adequate foe against the Beetle with the Fiat 500 ABARTH variation. It's the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs the 2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH!

2018 Volkswagen Beetle


2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 1.4L Inline 4
174 hp / 184 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque
160 hp / 170 lb-ft
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 5-Speed Manual
$20,220 Starting MSRP

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Oneonta, NY

The 2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH comes in a fun and stylish package, but it still lags behind the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle in a few key areas. Its smaller size eliminates much-needed cabin space and it lacks a bit of the power of the 2018 VW Beetle. Sure, the 2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH is priced a touch lower, but its standard transmission is a manual, whereas the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle comes with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, you'll find many additional features available with the iconic VW bug over the ABARTH, such as:

  • Retro Gauges and Displays
  • Leatherette Seating
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Tiptronic® and Sport Mode
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rearview Camera
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • Customizable Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • And more!

So, where might you find one of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle models? We happen to have the latest addition to the Beetle line available here at Volkswagen Oneonta. Just contact our dealership team to request additional information or to schedule a test drive. It'll be easy to get you behind the wheel of the 2018 VW Beetle!