2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

S Manual w/SULEV

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All 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
R-Line AutoGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
S AutoGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
S ManualGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
SE AutoGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
SEL AutoGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
SEL Premium AutoGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30

4-door Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $18,545.00
Invoice: $17,802.00
Hwy MPG: 40 mpg
City MPG: 30 mpg


Modern styling; practical and spacious interior; 40 mpg highway estimate; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; advanced safety features

Model Highlights

The 2019 Jetta is available in five trim levels. They include S, SEL, SEL Premium, and the all new R-Line. All trims share the same 1.4L turbo-charged inline four-cylinder engine producing 184 foot-pounds of torque at a mere 1400 RPM. Horsepower is slightly down at 147 but with the slight decrease comes an astounding 40 miles per gallon highway rating. That makes the few dropped ponies hard to miss, especially when considering most turbocharged engines require premium gasoline while the Jetta is designed for regular 87 fuel. Base S vehicles are equipped with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox while SEL and higher gets the newly introduced 8-speed automatic with automatic start/stop technology standard for even more fuel savings.

Base S trim models come very nicely equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic LED headlights. On the inside there's 6-way adjustable cloth seats, cruise control, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and a 6.5-inch infotainment system with a USB slot and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto/MirrorLink smartphone integration. The SE trim adds keyless entry, blind spot monitoring, a panoramic sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces. Stepping up to SEL trim buyers are treated to a BeatsAudio stereo system, 10-color interior ambient lighting, VW Digital Cockpit, and lane-keep assist. Finally, SEL Premium adds leather seats, 8-inch navigation, and 17-inch alloy wheels with premium finish. The all new R-Line gets blacked out aggressive exterior styling, a generous list of standard features and a race-inspired XDS Cross Differential. Exterior modifications include prominent R-Line badging, black grille accents, black painted mirrors a rear wing, 17-inch R-Line alloy wheels and fog lights.

Standard and available safety features are plentiful on the Jetta, among the best lineup in the segment. Volkswagen offers standard features for S trim that include electronic stability control, engine brake-assist, front and side thorax airbags, curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring, and its Intelligent Crash Response System. Available features starting at SE include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, rear traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

Model News

The Jetta returns for 2019 as the newest edition to Volkswagens MQB platform allowing VW to utilize the same front axle placement, pedal box and engine positioning across all models, despite varying wheelbase, track and external dimensions. With the move to the new platform Jetta now features longer wheelbase, length, and width dimensions despite shedding some weight to become a sub three thousand pound chassis. The familiar 1.4L turbo-charged engine remains the sole power plant although with some tweaking now produces 187 foot-pounds of torque astonishingly early in the powerband providing excellent low-end acceleration. Coupled with a pair of new transmission options, the Jetta now claims 40 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined all the while reducing the starting price to $19,395 for a base S trim model.

Value Writeup

With rivals like the Honda Civic, Mazda3, and Subaru Impreza the Jetta stands out by not particularly standing out. A more modern take to a classic looking exterior, spacious interior, an excellent driving experience, on top of great standard equipment and gas mileage, make the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta a contender to take down the near dozen contenders occupying the segment.


To get up to date 2019 Volkswagen Jetta values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors

Habanero Orange Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (V9V9)

  • Titan Black
  • Storm Gray

Pure White

Manufacturers Code: (0Q0Q)

  • Titan Black

Tornado Red

Manufacturers Code: (G2G2)

  • Titan Black

Blue Silk Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2B2B)

  • Titan Black
  • Storm Gray

Platinum Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2R2R)

  • Titan Black

White Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (K8K8)

  • Titan Black

Pyrite Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (K2K2)

  • Titan Black

Black Uni

Manufacturers Code: (A1A1)

  • Titan Black
  • Storm Gray


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year5.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
EPA ClassificationCompact Cars


DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.97
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.77
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.63
Reverse Ratio (:1)4.00
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy40 MPG
Cruising Range - City396.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City30 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined34 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy528.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.4 L/85
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM147 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM184 @ 1400
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume94.7 ft³
Front Head Room38.5 in
Front Leg Room41.1 in
Front Shoulder Room55.9 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room37.2 in
Second Leg Room37.4 in
Second Shoulder Room54 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase105.7 in
Length, Overall185.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.8 in
Height, Overall57.4 in
Track Width, Front60.7 in
Track Width, Rear60.4 in
Min Ground Clearance5.6 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume14.1 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight2888 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearTorsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP205/60HR16
Rear Tire SizeP205/60HR16
Front Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb36.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.5 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

6 Years/72,000 Miles

6 Years/72,000 Miles

7 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 1.9%
plus $1000 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 01/02/2019

Resource: vw.com 11/12/2018