2019 Jetta Nets 40 Highway MPG on Gas


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The all-new 2019 Jetta is a major step forward in the evolution of VW’s highly-popular sedan, the ninth generation for this high-quality, great driving compact. With smooth styling, a longer wheelbase, and standard LED lighting, the car emerges a model of elegance and efficiency.

Of particular note is the model’s transferable bumper-to-bumper, 72,000 mile/6-year warranty. Knowing that German cars are often expensive to repair, this all-new warranty should by a major plus to Jetta sales. With a base price of only $18,545 and a Driver Assistance package that adds many high-end safety features, that means the new Jetta can be purchased for under $20K, less than 2018 Jetta models.

2019-vw-jetta-cabinThe Jetta’s 1.4-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine provides 147 horsepower and 184 lb. ft. torque, delivering smooth acceleration with an impressive powerband. The 8-speed automatic we tested exhibited smooth shifts and put the torque where we wanted it at all times. Mileage is quite good at an estimated 30 city/40 highway mpg.

Interior convenience is impressive with state-of-the-art connectivity. Apple CarPlay is provided and a nine-speaker BeatsAudio system with 12-channel, 400-watt power and digital signal processing is optional. Seating is very comfortable even after several hours behind the wheel. The Jetta’s Dual-Zone Climatronic climate control was one of the best we have experienced. SEL models feature an MIB II 8-inch touchscreen, with a 6.5-inch screen found in other levels. All use a new reactive capacitive touch sensor technology that makes the touchscreens very easy to operate.

2019-vw-jetta-rearThe all-new Jetta is built on VW’s MQB platform – the same one used in the Atlas SUV – which means the ride is extremely smooth regardless of terrain. The Jetta’s front strut-style suspension uses lower control arms and long-travel coil springs, while a torsion beam rear suspension with telescopic dampers balance the ride. Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion steering provides good feedback and the 11.5-inch diameter front and 10.8-inch diameter rear disc brakes are excellent.

Packed with technology and wrapped in an advanced exterior design, this car is much more than just a youth-oriented vehicle. While younger buyers will be attracted by the low price, the Jetta is all grown up and offers welcome fuel economy, good looks, and solid handling that anyone looking for fun, reliable, and efficient transportation needs to consider.

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