The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a compact sedan that features a roomy cabin, comfortable seating and a solid build. According to Bakersfield car dealers like Volkswagen of Bakersfield, the Jetta is based on the VW Golf hatchback. Jetta owners like the Jetta’s smooth ride and its quick steering response. The Volkswagen Jetta comes with a six-year/72,000-mile limited warranty, which is longer than the warranty you’ll get with many rivals in its class.
Volkswagen completely redesigned the Jetta for 2019. It’s now larger than last year’s model and it has a longer wheelbase. The Jetta’s timeless styling is enhanced by a larger grille and a slightly more aggressive stance. Passengers in the front seat will stay comfortable, even on longer trips. The wide rear doors provide occupants in the back seat with easy access, and there’s plenty of legroom to stretch out.
There are two new trim levels for 2019: R-Line and SEL Premium. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard across the lineup. The lower trims get a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, while the upper trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen. Also standard on the higher trim levels is Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit. This digital gauge cluster allows owners to customize the display and controls. Most Jetta trims include advanced safety equipment such as a blind-spot monitor and a forward collision mitigation system.
The Car Connection wrote: “The 2019 VW Jetta offers a good value and benefits from an extensive warranty. The 2019 VW Jetta does not want for features or value, that’s for sure.”
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta seats five passengers and is offered in five trim levels, listed as S, SE, R-Line, SEL and SEL Premium. Under the hood, the Jetta gets a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horses and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The base S trim gets a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an available eight-speed automatic transmission that’s standard on the other trims. Fuel efficiently is outstanding, thanks in part to the automatic transmission’s start-stop system, which cuts power to the engine when the vehicle is idling. The 2019 Jetta gets EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.*
Standard safety features include six airbags, a rearview camera, stability control and a post-collision braking system. The S trim can get the optional Driver Assistance package, which features blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, heated mirrors and rear cross-traffic alert. The other trims get the features of the Driver Assistance package standard. The SEL adds automatic high-beam LED projector headlights, adaptive cruise control and active lane control.
As of this writing, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta hasn’t been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We expect the results to be similar to last year, when the Volkswagen Jetta received five-out-of-five stars in overall crash testing by the NHTSA.
* 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.