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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review in Lakewood, CO

The All-New & Dramatically Improved 2019 VW Jetta is Hard for Sedan-Shoppers To Resist

Since way back in the year of 1979 when Volkswagen first started selling the Jetta, over a whopping 17-million of these striking sedan models have been sold. While the nameplate is clearly nothing new for the automotive world, there certainly is a whole lot new for the next-generation of the VW Jetta.

In fact, it's an all-new model entirely for 2019! The mechanics, underpinnings, powertrain, features, creature comforts, technology, exterior; all of it has been completely redesigned and enhanced. And with so many upgrades and new additions, the 2019 VW Jetta becomes quite tough for our customers to resist.


Check Out What's New

A big announcement for the all-new Jetta sedan is that VW decided to shift to a new platform altogether. As a result, this model is slightly larger and roomier than before, with a slightly smaller trunk too, which is indeed a worthy tradeoff. Surprisingly, the starting price tag for the newest Jetta is actually less expensive than its predecessor, something that isn't true at all for many of its rivals. In addition, there are new transmission systems, a new leather-interior option, new soft-touch surfaces, and a wealth of updated technology.

New trim levels for the 2019 Jetta include the following; S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. We bet we'll see a 2019 Jetta GLI join the lineup within a year or so, which is perfect for high-performance enthusiasts.

Fun & Fuel-Efficient

In true Volkswagen fashion, the latest Jetta comes equipped with a superb turbocharged four-cylinder engine even at the least-expensive base trim. While many of its biggest in-class competitors will force buyers to pay extra to achieve a turbocharged performance, this simply isn't the case for the VW Jetta. This engine boasts up to 184 pound-feet of thrilling torque with the push of the gas pedal, yet the powertrain also remains very efficient at the same time.

Both a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic transmission are available for the new Jetta. Regardless of which one you choose, your new Jetta will earn an incredible EPA-estimated rating of 30/40/34 city/hwy/combined.

Thanks to confident handling capabilities, athletic power steering, exciting agility, and also the available Driving Mode Selection feature, you'll always have an absolute blast when you jump behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Jetta. Whether you are cruising along the highway or navigating busy city-streets, the latest Jetta sedan delivers a genuinely commanding and enjoyable driving experience.

Remarkable Refinement

Even the base trim level of the 2019 Jetta comes generously equipped with upscale amenities such as premium cloth seating, a clever rearview camera system, VW's Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth®, climate control, and cruise control among others. The SE and R-Line trims will really kick things up a notch with heated front seats, a power panoramic sunroof, leatherette seat upholstery, trim-exclusive accents and some compelling color options.

When you move up to the top-of-the-line SEL and SEL Premium trims for the latest Jetta, these sedans become downright luxurious and offer creature comforts that go miles beyond its affordable price. With a 10-color customizable interior ambient lighting system, ventilated and heated leather seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and so much more, you'll love every single mile that you spend driving with the new Volkswagen Jetta.


Cutting-Edge Connectivity

Tech-savvy shoppers will indeed be thoroughly impressed with just how high-tech that the 2019 Jetta truly is. Above we mentioned that the Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system by Volkswagen is included as standard equipment. What we did not mention yet is that this system includes an intuitive touchscreen display with very user-friendly controls, along with full-compatibility with both Apple CarPlay™ as well as Android Auto™. With these systems, it is made amazingly quick and convenient for you to effortlessly enjoy a seamless connection with your compatible smartphone and your favorite mobile applications like music, maps, hands-free phone services, podcasts, audiobooks, and more.

Higher trims offer features that enter into the luxury-car category. A beautiful 10-inch Digital Cockpit screen sits cleanly in the instrument cluster in front of you, and you can easily toggle into full-screen navigation mode for added convenience. Crank up the volume with the 400-watt Beats Audio™ Premium Sound System that uses 8 booming speakers and delivers crystal-clear audio quality.

Sporty & Sleek Redesign

While the Jetta has always been smooth and even somewhat subtle, the next-generation proudly possesses a new sense of sportiness and athleticism that really looks great. With sharp new edges, eye-catching angles, and a deeply-creased character line that runs alongside of the body and door handles, the all-new Volkswagen Jetta certainly is far from subtle now. LED headlights and taillights help complement the new muscular shape of this little sedan, and a bold new chrome bar sitting on top of the iconic VW grille helps make a bold first impression wherever the roads may take you.

There are some cool new color schemes available for the 2019 Jetta also. Take your pick from the following; Sage Green Metallic, Habanero Orange Metallic, Tornado Red, Pure White, White Silver Metallic, Platinum Grey Metallic, Black, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, and Silk Blue Metallic.

State-of-the-Art Safety

Starting with solid engineering and the use of a built-in safety cage with VW's new platform, the new Jetta directs crash-energy away from passengers upon impact. But before an accident can even occur, the following available driver-assistance features and safety systems will be watching your back to help you avoid a collision in the first place.

  • Blind Spot Monitor w/ Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning w/ Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Traffic Assist
  • Park Distance Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Lane Assist
  • Light Assist
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Plus more

Extensive VW Warranty To Extend Your Peace-of-Mind Further

Do you need yet another reason to buy the brand-new Volkswagen Jetta? Well, we'll be happy to give you one.

It is backed by VW's comprehensive People First Warranty, which the brand claims is in fact "America's Best Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty". This warranty covers the entire vehicle, and not just the powertrain, for up to 6-years/72,000-miles, and it even is fully-transferable too.


Final Takeaways

This isn't the sedan for you if you require the absolute most power under the hood as possible.

But for shoppers seeking a model that's well-equipped, intelligently designed, speedy when you want it to be, gets hybrid-like mpg, and also costs under $20,000 with a touchscreen included, then the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta becomes a genuine standout.