2018 Toyota Yaris iA vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

One of the fastest growing markets in the automotive industry over the past handful of years has been the subcompact car. More and more drivers are putting fuel efficiency as their top priority and these small car models offer impressive efficiency in an affordable package. To capitalize on this interest, automakers have flooded the market with tons of models for drivers to choose from. With so many options, which stand out from the rest?

That's where we come in. We create these model research pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicle models stack up directly against one another in their respective segments. We find that looking at model information side-by-side cuts down on confusion for drivers and makes the car-buying process a little easier. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA and 2018 Volkswagen Beetle, two of the most popular subcompact cars today. Let's see who comes out on top!

2018 toyota yaris ia vs 2018 volkswagen beetle

2018 Toyota Yaris iA VS 2018 Volkswagen Beetle
$15,950 MSRP $20,220
34 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 29 MPG
86 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 85 Cubic Feet
13.5 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Volume 15.4 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the key measurements and specifications of each model, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Both car models offer impressive efficiency and space to go along with an affordable sticker price. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA holds the edge over the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle.

Although the VW Beetle may have a slightly larger interior cargo space, the Toyota Yaris iA more than makes up for that with more interior space for passengers and a far better fuel efficiency and a lower starting MSRP. Thanks to its affordable price and impressive fuel economy, the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA saves drivers more money compared to the 2018 Beetle both in the short-term and the long-term!

Of course, as great as those metrics may be, they don't matter much if the Toyota Yaris iA isn't also safe. Thankfully, the Yaris iA also comes with a wealth of active safety systems and features to make the driver as in control of the vehicle as possible. Safety features include:

  • Dynamic Stability Control 
  • Traction Control System 
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution 
  • Brake Assist 
  • Low-Speed Collision System 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!

steering wheel and dashboard of 2018 toyota yaris ia
front interior seats of 2018 toyota yaris ia
rear seats of 2018 toyota yaris ia with 60/40 split folding
front interior of 2018 toyota yaris ia including steering wheel and infotainment system