2019 vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Specs at a Glance

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

  • Standard Engine1.4L I4
  • Horsepower147hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *30 / 40
  • Transmission6-Speed Manual

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

  • Standard Engine1.4L I4
  • Horsepower147hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *30 / 40
  • Transmission6-Speed Manual

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

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If you’re in the market for a compact sedan, then both the 2018 and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta should be on your list. For the 2019 model year, the Volkswagen Jetta will undergo a complete redesign, being rebuilt from the ground up. It’s clear to see from looks alone that the 2019 Jetta features a significant style upgrade and sportier look. If you’re wondering what the differences between these two models are, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is our comparison of the 2018 and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

Powertrain

Powering the newly redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that boasts 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque while providing an EPA estimated 30 city and 40 highway miles per gallon. Other new features include the Cross Differential System XDS which is available on the R-Line and can apply braking pressure when needed to the inside front wheels when turning which results in more accurate cornering. The Jetta will feature available flashy 17-inch alloy wheels and Drive Mode Selection which let’s the driver choose between Eco, Normal, Sport, and Custom driving modes. Powering the 2018 Jetta is 3 engine options. First is a 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 which boasts 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The second is a 1.8-liter turbocharged I-4 in SEL and SE Sport trims that offers 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, for more power, drivers can choose the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 in GLI models which boasts and impressive 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque.

Convenience and Technology Features

Inside the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta you will notice the available 10-inch display which features important vehicle information and features, including speed, estimated fuel economy, travel time, and assistance systems. Also available is an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system which provides turn-by-turn information. Notable standard equipment in 2018 models includes 6-way driver’s seat adjustment, 5-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports. Optional features include a power sunroof, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, faux leather upholstery and push-button start.

Safety

For 2019, Volkswagen continues to offer some of the most up-to-date safety features. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Light Assist, Lane Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, and Front Assist. In addition, the 2019 Jetta features advanced front and rear crumple zones that help absorb energy in a crash, Intelligent Crash Response System that not only activates the airbags, but turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and activates hazard lights in the event of a crash, and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which can help slow the vehicle down in the event of a collision, helping to reduce the possibility of a second impact. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is also available with many of the same safety features as the new 2019 model. You can drive with confidence in the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta; it received a 5-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Visit Volkswagen of Streetsboro to learn more about the release of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Backed by the reliability of Volkswagen and offering a 6-year/72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, it’s hard to go wrong with the 2018 or 2019 Jetta. Our friendly and professional sales staff will help you compare models and trim levels and guide you throughout the financing or leasing process.


* 30 city/40 highway mpg (2019 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.