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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

May 4, 2018

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta got a significant overhaul for its entry into its seventh generation. This Jetta is slightly larger than the outgoing model and it has a big new splash of chrome across its widened grille. Volkswagen also brought back the amber rear turn signal lights for 2019. The new sedan has a sleek, athletic, more aerodynamic look than the outgoing model with long, sweeping body lines. Even the hood has an almost sculpted look. Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have about the new and improved 2019 Jetta.


Are there other sedans that are cheaper and better than the Jetta?


Since the 2019 Jetta has undergone so many changes, it is difficult to say. If you’re in the market for a new compact car, though, be sure to include the Honda Civic in your test-drive list. It’s one of the best compact cars available. If you want to try a different Volkswagen, give the Passat a look. It’s a little more expensive than the Jetta and isn’t as fuel efficient, but it’s a better car.


What did Volkswagen change on the Jetta for 2019?


The Jetta has now joined the Volkswagen MQB platform club. What that means is that it shares the same transverse front-engine/front-wheel-drive modular design construction as other Volkswagen models like the Golf Mk7, Golf Sportsvan, Passat Mk8, Atlas, and others. The biggest benefit of this move for consumers is reduced production costs which lets Volkswagen lower MSRPs.The new Jetta is also larger. The wheelbase is more than 1 inch longer, the body of the car is nearly 2 inches longer, and the width is more than 3/4 inch wider. It is available in two new colors – Habanero Orange Metallic and Sage Green.There are two new transmissions for the 2019 Jetta. A new six-speed manual transmission is an available option but only with the Jetta S. The new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in all trims. New standard features include a Car-Net infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touch-screen in the lower trims. A larger 8-inch touch-screen will be available in higher trims. All 2019 Jettas will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as a rear-view camera and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.The Jetta has a new trim, too. The R-Line trim is designed for enhanced performance. It comes equipped with 17-inch Trenton wheels, dual exhaust, and XDS electronic differential. It will also have special badging, a different back bumper, a glossy black grille and two-tone black and gray upholstery with black accents throughout the interior.


How many trims are there for the new Jetta?


Including the new R-line, there are a total of five trims for the 2019 Jetta. The base trim is the Jetta S which is followed by the SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium.


Did Volkswagen put a new engine in the 2019 Jetta?


No, the 2019 Jetta will be powered by the same 1.4 I4 turbocharged engine as last year. It produces 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s not powerful or especially fun to drive, but it gets the job done very efficiently.


Is the new 2019 Jetta really cheaper than the 2018 model?


Yes, the 2019 Jetta really will be cheaper by about $100, thanks to its new MQB platform. MSRP for a brand new Jetta S is $18,545. An active-assist safety feature package can be added for $450. It includes the VW Front Assist system which comes with Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning. This package also adds heated mirrors to your new Jetta as well as Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert.The SE trim has a starting price of $22,155. The $450 Driver Assistance Package comes standard on this trim. It also has a panoramic roof, keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and leatherette upholstery.Starting MSRP for the R-line trim is $22,995.The SEL starts at $24,415. It comes with new active assist safety features like High Beam Control, a Lane Keeping system, and adaptive cruise control.The Jetta SEL Premium comes with 17-inch Tornado Metallic wheel, leather seats and an R-line bumper for a starting price of $26,945.


Does the new Jetta have lots of trunk space?


Oddly, the trunk space in the 2019 Jetta has shrunk. That seems strange, considering the overall size of the car is larger. The new Jetta only has 14 cubic feet of space in the trunk. The 2018 model had 16.


How fuel efficient is the 2019 Jetta?


The new Jetta gets 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. That’s two mpg higher than the outgoing 2018 model.


Is there room for five in the new Jetta?


The 2019 Jetta is a five-passenger, four-door sedan. There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors located in the outer back-seat positions.

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