2019 Volkswagen Jetta Elgin IL

2019 Volkswagen Jetta parked next to city sidewalk

It has been many years since the Volkswagen Jetta has been completely redesigned. Though we’ve seen design updates and new engine options, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a complete, ground up redesign as it heads into the seventh generation for the model. Clearly, this is a big deal and shoppers in the Elgin, IL area will want to know what has been improved upon and is it worth getting the newest model year?

Just looking at the 2019 model year, it’s clear that the new Jetta is meant to be more aggressive in appearance to draw the eye and mix the subtle styling for which VW is known with a more modern aesthetic. Though it has a fresh look, this is just the cherry on top of the new model year.



2019 VW Jetta has a new platform and more standard features

Though the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta may appear to be roughly the same size as the outgoing generation, it has quite a lot of differences. It is built on the MQB architecture, which was first introduced when the Golf was redesigned. Transmission options have likewise changed, as a six-speed manual replaces the five-speed and an eight-speed automatic option replaces the six-speed automatic.

You’ll find the 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine remains for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, offering a competitive 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

The Jetta is available in a total of five trims, starting with the S. Though the starting MSRP of the model has gone down slightly, standard features have been increased to include the following:

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Car-Net App-Connect
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED exterior lights
  • Driver personalization
  • Rearview camera system

These are just the standard features, with higher trim levels including options like a panoramic sunroof, 10-color ambient lighting, BeatsAudio, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and more. Schedule a test drive here at Elgin Volkswagen to learn more.