The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has been completely redesigned this year and marks the seventh generation of VW’s 5-passenger compact sedan. It comes with sharp styling, enhanced safety features, and new technology. The initial price starts below $20,000, making it competitive with rivals such as the Nissan Sentra, Chevy Cruze and Honda Civic. These competitors along with almost every other small sedan has outsold the Jetta. As the only European compact sedan in this class, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has a contemporary design and vibrant driving manners that its competitors lack.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a 5-passenger offered in S, SE, R-Line, SEL and SEL Premium. The base Jetta S is decently equipped. Notable standard equipment includes 16-inch wheels, LED headlights, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, MirrorLink smartphone connectivity, a USB port, 4-speaker AM/FM radio. It recommended to stepping up to the Jetta SE. It is better equipped with panoramic moonroof, keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, leatherette interior. Furthermore, it includes safety features like blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
Under the hood, every 2019 Volkswagen Jetta trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, carried over from the previous generation. It produces less horsepower 147, but increases efficiency and returns up to 40-mpg highway fuel-economy rating. A 6-speed manual transmission standard on the base S models, while an 8-speed automatic is optional and standard on the rest of trims. The automatic transmission features an idle start/stop system that cuts power at stoplights in order to save fuel. Restarts are quite smooth, and the system can be switched off with the press of a button.
1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic
147 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
184 lb-ft of torque @ 1,400 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 30/40 mpg
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $19,395 for the S model. The automatic transmission is an $800 extra. The Jetta SE starts at $23,005, while the top of line SEL Premium cost just under $28,000.