2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Kia Optima

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Mid-size sedans are great cars for a variety of reasons, their fuel economy helps save money at the pump, they offer better MPG than most vehicles, can fit four passengers comfortably and don’t cost as much as larger cars. If you are shopping around for a new mid-size sedan, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2019 Kia Optima are great options, but which is better? Let’s compare the 2019 Jetta vs the 2019 Optima and find out.

The Kia Optima has standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the Jetta also offers a BeatsAudio system that pairs nicely with standard App-Connect, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Optima offers more legroom for the driver and front seat passenger, while the Jetta provides more head and legroom for backseat passengers. The 2019 VW Jetta was recognized in the Wards 10 Best UX awards for its innovated technology. Read below to learn more about the differences between the Optima and Jetta, as well as technology features on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Kia Optima

$18,745 MSRP $22,990
30 / 40 City / Highway MPG 25 / 35
184 lb.-ft. Standard Torque 178 lb.-ft.
6 years / 72,000 miles Warranty 5 year / 60,000 miles

Technology and Features on VW Jetta

The 2019 VW Jetta has an available customizable Volkswagen Digital Cockpit that displays navigation, speed, audio, RPMs and other data on a digital 3.2-million-pixel screen. Another feature specific to the 2019 Jetta is 10-color interior ambient lighting, which projects different colors along the doors, dash and console. VW Car-Net sends a message to the driver’s smartphone if they leave the car unlocked, any of the doors open, have the sunroof open when it rains and provides off-street parking information near a destination to ease the stress of parking.

The Volkswagen Jetta has Driver Assistance features available on select trims. The available features include Adaptive Cruise Control that helps the vehicle maintain a preset speed and distance from the car in front of it, Blind Spot Monitor that alerts the driver if there is a car in their blind spot when they try to change lanes, Light Assist turns the high beams on and off depending on the driver’s visibility and oncoming traffic, Lane Assist senses if the driver is veering out of their lane and can help steer the car back on track, Front Assist has a radar sensor that monitors traffic and alerts the driver if they need to brake and will provide autonomous braking if necessary and Rear Traffic Alert notifies the driver if there is a vehicle in the car’s path when they are going in reverse. To learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, click the link below and get more information.

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