The all-new Volkswagen Jetta, America’s favorite sedan, is set to hit the markets in 2019. Volkswagen has definitely upped its game in the recreation of this iconic and much-loved model, and that shows throughout the design and performance of the car. This is a definite departure from the usual PQ35 architecture we have been seeing in the sedan for so long because the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is completely MQB based, much like the Golf from the company. So far, the Jetta variants had carried some remnants of the archaic architecture, but no more.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta exterior
On the outside, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta does have some more flair than its previous models. There is more of the chrome accent which adds to the modernistic and luxurious appeal, and the increased number of LED lightings definitely ups the ante as far as appearances are concerned. The hood strakes in the car are definitely borrowed from the Audi A5, and the nose is more masculine than the ones we have seen before. The grille is more stretched and meets the headlights on both ends. The nose is more reminiscent of the latest Tiguan.
Whether or not it looks good depends on what you are looking for; beauty, after all, lies in the eye of the beholder. The wheelbase has been extended over the previous model, and the tail is signature Jetta. The sculpted hood definitely makes for a sporty statement, while the LED headlights and taillights with LED Daytime Running Lights look extremely stylish. Look out for the bigger panoramic sunroof. The crash impact is absorbed by the crumple zones at the front and back, and the strong safety cage helps deliver the impact away from the driver and passengers. However, with all its upgrades, you would still hesitate to call the Jetta a premium car, although it is certainly a few notches above being mainstream.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta interior
Volkswagen is marketing the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta as a car with the driver-focused interior. That might as well be true, given that the panoramic sunroof gives the driver plenty of natural light without letting the sun beat down too harsh, and the seats clearly designed for the perfect blend of style and comfort. As far as style is concerned, the Jetta is playing safe with a few daring steps here and there; there are multiple fabric colors to choose from for the door panels and seats, which feature a very bold stitch pattern. Mood lighting will definitely be the highlight for buyers of this sedan, which you can customize in 10 colors. The leather seats are two-toned- stylish in Titan Black and Storm Gray, and come with great technology: you have the option of heating and ventilation. And this is available for the front seats as well. The Central Console bin is quite large.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta technology
The interior technology of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has certainly seen some upgrades. Take, for instance, the Driver Personalization function, which allows four drivers to store their driver assistance, choice of ambient color lighting, desired temperature, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit settings, radio presets, and seat memory preferences. The Digital Cockpit, which is a fixture in all mainstream and premium Jettas, makes its appearance in this one as well. The 10-inch display is reconfigurable with six different information profiles, so drivers can look up data that is most useful to them, which means navigation information can be positioned as required.
The usual features of smart cars are present in this Jetta as well, such as CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirrorlink integration, and a 400-watt BeatsAudio system to be able to play to the hilt music from the smartphone. And the car does not compromise on safety, either; it comes equipped with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic high beams. The Intelligent Crash Response System is particularly useful; in the unfortunate event of a crash that leaves the driver and/or passengers immobilized, the ICRS detects the deployment of the airbags and turns on the hazard lights, turns off the fuel pump, and unlocks the doors.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta engine and transmission
The engine options of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta are quite limited, with only the 147-hp, 184-lb-ft 1.4-liter inline-four available in all regions, with the horsepower of 147. There is some variety to be had in terms of transmission, however: the base car comes with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, while the eight-speed automatic is optional in the base model and standard on higher trim models. The 8 speed automatic transmission models will be equipped with the automatic start/stop feature for the first time ever, but the manual ones will not have this feature. We will also see a return of the beam axle rear suspension. You can select among Eco, Normal, Sport, and Custom Driving modes.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta price and release date
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will hit the market sometime in spring 2018. The base price will begin at $18,545, which is about a hundred dollars lower than the previous model. The better the technology, the higher you will have to shell out, given that only the higher end models have all the coveted technology upgrades. That will leave you short of about $25,000. Volkswagen is offering something really cool this season, though: the New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers 72,000 miles or 6 months, whichever is up first, and on the event that you sell the Jetta, the remaining warranty will be transferred to the new owner, with no cost to you.
We know that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in R-Line and S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium versions. The GLI will be arriving soon afterward, replacing the R-Line as the sportiest Jetta on the market. We are hoping that the lifespan of this new Jetta will be slightly longer than the earlier ones, keeping in line with the improved life cycle of the preceding Jetta. With all the new upgrades and standard features, including the LED lights, we can safely say that the new Jetta will be the automobile owner’s aesthetic and functional choice.