The redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is destined one of today's best compact sedans. According to the Volkswagen dealership, a long list of improvements was made to the all-new Jetta. Not only does the Jetta deliver greater fuel savings, but it also boasts a greater number of high-tech features. VW's 6-year/72,000-mile transferable, bumper-to-bumper warranty sweetens the deal.
Under the hood of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta sits a revised 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 147 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. While a six-speed manual transmission comes standard on the base Jetta, you can opt for a new eight-speed automatic with stop-start technology. This gearbox is standard on the other trims. Fuel economy has been improved to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.*
On the road, the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta proves to be a smooth performer. It maintains impressive body control while still delivering the ultimate ride comfort. This is a major plus for drivers who enjoy taking long road trips. Standard on the sporty R-Line model, VW's XDS Cross Differential System promotes especially precise handling around curves. An available Sport mode gives the Jetta an additional fun factor.
There's no overlooking the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta's sleeker design, clean body lines give it a classic appearance. LED head- and taillights come standard on every trim. Featuring a special set of 17-inch Trenton alloy wheels and rear sport valance, the Jetta R-Line has the look of a genuine performance sedan. Eye-catching paint colors, such as Habanero Orange Metallic and Tornado Red, help the new Jetta to stand out even further.
A total of five Jetta trims are available: S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. Even the base Jetta S comes loaded with nice features. You'll certainly enjoy the standard 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect ensures seamless smartphone integration. Other standard equipment includes Bluetooth audio streaming, a backup camera and a multi-function steering wheel.
Stepping up to the upper trims gives you access to more high-tech goodies. Listed as one of KBB's favorite features, VW's customizable Digital Cockpit replaces the standard gauges with a fully digital display. It gives you easy access to a lot of important data, including estimated fuel economy and high-resolution driving maps. For serious music lovers, Volkswagen offers a powerful BeatsAudio sound system. Some of the other highlights include a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, heated seats and a 10-color ambient lighting system.
You can trust the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta to keep you and your passengers protected. If your airbags happen to deploy during a crash, Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response system provides extra peace of mind by automatically unlocking the doors and turning on the hazard lights. Automatic Post-Collision Braking comes standard as well. Even the base Jetta S can now be equipped with a Driver Assistance package. While forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking prepares you for unexpected danger, blind-spot monitoring alerts you to oncoming vehicles in the next lane. Automatic high-beam control and lane-keep assist are found on the SEL and SEL Premium trims.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.