2019 Volkswagen Jetta Video, 5 Things You Need to Know

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The next-generation 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has finally arrived, boasting a modernized look and new features.

Looking quite different than the current offering, the new Volkswagen Jetta does retain the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s currently used. Providing 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, the powerplant is paired to a six-speed manual transmission on the standard base S model, while a new eight-speed automatic is an option on the base S model and standard on other trim levels.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta rides on Volkswagen’s popular MQB platform and just like before, it will be available in S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and R-Line trims.

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Other new changes to the Jetta include standard full LED lighting and alloy wheels on all trim levels, along with a Digital Cockpit display that is standard on the SEL and SEL Premium. In addition, Volkswagen has added a 400-watt Beats Audio sound system, App-Connect interface with CarPlay, Android Auto, and Mirror Link functionality, as well as a driver personalization feature that lets up to four drivers customize individual preferences on the car.

Look for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta to arrive dealerships in the second quarter of 2018 with a starting price of $18,545.

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  • Prez Prez on Jan 18, 2018

    All you need to know that it is ugly, dated, uncomfortable and overpriced.

  • Jonny_Vancouver Jonny_Vancouver on Apr 05, 2018

    At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy nut; I smell desperation. This model Jetta looks like a desperate attempt to gain back the customers VW lost as a result of Dieselgate, as it probably was designed to target that demographic. I'd rather have a CIvic. The Honda CIvic also has a manual option with either a 2.0L N/A engine that puts out 150hp or a turbo 1.5L rated at 174hp. Both engines will no doubt get better fuel economy than the VW with less ghosts from Hitler's past. Sure, a Civic or the new Corolla Hatchback for example, might not be as posh as the new Jetta, but they also won't come with as much "baggage" from VW. Despite having shorter warranties too, I'd bet you still won't have to bring them back to the dealership for repairs as often.