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Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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OVERALL RATING 4.35 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4 of 5.0
  • Comfort
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Exterior
    5 of 5.0
Iraj Aghakhani
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What's New for 2019

The Volkswagen Jetta is all-new for 2019. It features a longer wheelbase - 105.7 inches compared to 104.4 inches. Longer, wider, and taller than the outgoing model, the increased exterior proportions help create additional interior space than the previous Jetta. Without compromising the usability of the rear seat, a fast-sloping roof line creates a sportier, coupe-like profile. New innovative technology features offered on the Jetta include the customizable Volkswagen Virtual Cockpit display, 400-watt BeatsAudio® system, and 10-color ambient interior lighting.

Volkswagen Jetta Features

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Exterior Styling

Style & Performance

Shorter front overhangs, sharper profile lines, and a sleek front grille design are only a few highlights of the distinctive new design found on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Full LED headlights and taillights not only provide a stylish accent, they are more efficient and longer lasting than traditional headlights. Sleeker and sportier than the previous generation, a sculpted hood adds to the premium look of the all-new Jetta. A standard 1.4-liter Turbocharged TSI® engine delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for responsive performance. Available Drive Mode Selection offers drive modes for customizable feel and response. Stylish 17-inch alloy wheels complement the premium look of the 2019 Jetta.

Driver-Centric Interior

Every aspect of the premium interior of the 2019 Jetta has been designed with the driver in mind. Customizable 10-color ambient lighting gives you the ability to adjust the atmosphere inside the Jetta to suit your mood. Available two-tone V-Tex leatherette seats not only provide superior support and stylish accents, they're both heated and ventilated for maximum comfort in any temperature. Larger than previous models, drivers can open up the optional panoramic sunroof to fill the cabin with fresh air and natural lighting. High quality soft-touch materials found throughout along with new trapezoidal design elements provide the vehicle with an upscale, yet modern feel. Dual-zone Climatronic® automatic climate control helps ensure all occupants can travel in complete comfort.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Virtual Cockpit Display

Advanced Technology

Debuting inside the Jetta for 2019 is the available Volkswagen Virtual Cockpit 10-inch display. Positioned front and center, drivers can reconfigure key drive information and navigation data to suit their needs. The available Volkswagen Car-Net® system provides a suite of connected vehicle services including smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®. The 2019 Jetta is the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to offer an available 400-watt BeatsAudio® system. Depending on trim level, the Jetta offers customizable features which include Volkswagen Digital Cockpit arrangement (if equipped), ambient lighting color, driver assistance system preferences, driver seat memory, navigation view, and more.

Advanced Safety

Volkswagen continues its dedication to engineering the safest vehicles on the road with the all-new 2019 Jetta. Along with a standard rearview camera, the Jetta can be equipped with a comprehensive suite of available driver assistance technology. These technologies include High Beam Control (Light Assist), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist). Others include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) upgraded for use in stop and go traffic, Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), and a class-exclusive Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. This combination of both active and passive safety features are designed to meet or exceed current crash regulations.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Advanced Safety

Volkswagen Jetta S at Volkswagen of Ann Arbor

S

  • LED Headlights
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect

Volkswagen Jetta SE at Volkswagen of Ann Arbor

SE

  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Blind Spot Monitor

Volkswagen Jetta R-Line at Volkswagen of Ann Arbor

R-Line

  • 17-inch R-Line alloy wheels
  • Two-tone leatherette seating surfaces
  • Foglights

Volkswagen Jetta SEL at Volkswagen of Ann Arbor

SEL

  • 10-color interior ambient lighting
  • BeatsAudio®
  • VW Digital Cockpit

Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium Volkswagen of Ann Arbor

SEL Premium

  • 17-inch Metallic alloy wheels with premium finish
  • 8-inch touchscreen navigation
  • Leather seating surfaces
Author
Iraj Aghakhani

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