Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Beetle 2016

We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Beetle Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Beetle Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $27,590

Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL   
Difference: $4,284

Lowest Total Invoice: $26,441

Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL   
Difference: $3,113

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720162016
ModelPriusBeetleBeetle
TrimFour1.8T SELR-Line SEL
Body4dr Hatch2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Base Price $29,135 $25,975 $31,450
Base Invoice $27,122 $24,937 $30,193
Advanced Technology Package 1,350    
Floor mats 225    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 299    
Xenon HID headlights   795  
Advanced Technology Package 1,202    
Floor mats 140    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 225    
Xenon HID headlights   684  
Options (change) 1,874 795 0
Options (change) 1,567 684 0
Destination 865 820 820
Total Price $31,874 $27,590 $32,270
Total Invoice $29,554 $26,441 $31,013

The configured Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

Even when the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Beetle are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Toyota Prius Four trim is $29,135. The features would cost an additional $1,874. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $31,874.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL trim is $25,975. The features would cost an additional $795. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $27,590.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line SEL trim is $31,450. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $32,270.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Prius trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Beetle trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

Even when the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Beetle are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Toyota Prius Four trim is $27,122. The features would cost an additional $1,567. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $29,554.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL trim is $24,937. The features would cost an additional $684. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $26,441.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line SEL trim is $30,193. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $31,013.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Prius trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Beetle trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Return to top

While we strive for accuracy, the site is not error-free, and prices can change at any time.

Dealer Price Quotes

Want to find out how much dealers are willing to discount these cars?

Request free, no-obligation Toyota Prius dealer quotes or Volkswagen Beetle dealer quotes from dealers using our car quote form.

The process is easy and takes just a minute or two. You'll receive price quotes from local approved dealers within 48 hours.

TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T SEL
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,229
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $280
Model Year201720162016
ModelPriusBeetleBeetle
TrimFour1.8T SELR-Line SEL
Body4dr Hatch2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Engine95hp I4 H170hp I4210hp I4
TransmissionCVTT6M6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6?, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)195/65-15235/45-18235/40-19
Total Price$31,874$27,590$32,270
Adjustments for Features-3,0550-650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$28,819$27,590$31,620
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$4,030
Total Invoice$29,554$26,441$31,013
Adjustments for Features-2,8330-625
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$26,721$26,441$30,388
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$3,947

Return to top

Features Comparison: Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Model Year201720162016
ModelPriusBeetleBeetle
TrimFour1.8T SELR-Line SEL
Body4dr Hatch2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100 
6-speed manual  $150
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000  
Cruise control $250$250
Power rear side windows$200  
Remote app $25$25
Universal garage door opener$100  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200  
Automatic braking, low-speed$200  
Backup collision intervention $250$250
Forward collision warning$200  
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200  
Lane departure warning system$200  
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300
Pedestrian detection$50  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100  
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75  
Temporary spare tire $150$150
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40  
Console with shifter $150$150
Console without shifter$150  
Overhead sunglass holder$25  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $0$0
Apple CarPlay support $0$0
Automatic climate control, front$200  
DVD-compatible player$0  
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15$15
Mirrorlink support $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Rear wiper$175  
SD Card slot $25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0  
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Wireless charging station$75  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0  
Painted brake calipers (optional)  $0
Rear spoiler $200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200  
Boost gauge  $75
Chronometer  $100
Cornering lights  $75
Detailed driving style feedback$100  
Digital instruments$0  
Fog lights  $125
Head-up display (HUD)$350  
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50  
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50  
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150$150
Large energy flow and fuel economy display$25  
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750  
Tachometer $75$75
Visor mirror, driver $10$10
Visor mirror, passenger $10$10
Xenon HID headlights $500$500
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50  
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Leather door panel trim  $250
Leather seating surfaces  $900
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150$150
Manual height adjuster, driver seat $50$50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50$50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat $50$50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50$50
Metal pedals  $75
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power recliner, driver seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100  
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200  
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$7,090$4,035$4,685
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,055$0$650
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,8330-625

Return to top

Specifications Comparison: Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Model Year20172016
ModelPriusBeetle
Body4dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Wheelbase106.3 in100.0 in
Length178.7 in168.4 in
Width69.3 in71.2 in
Height58.1 in58.5 in
Curb Weight3,076 lb.3,013 lb.
Fuel Capacity11.3 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.0 in55.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.4 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.2 in41.3 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in49.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.9 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom33.4 in31.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
24.6 ft315.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
62.7 ft329.9 ft3

Return to top

Option Package Details
Toyota Prius Four

Advanced Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Total Requested90072%
Total Not Requested35028%

Was this information useful?

We're glad we could help! Share this page:

We're so sorry! Tell us how we can improve it.

See TrueDelta's information for all Hatchbacks
See TrueDelta's information for all Toyota models.