The VW Jetta has been a very practical car in many ways most of its lifespan. Redesigned for 2019, the Jetta has an upscale and tech-laden interior that surpasses many competitors. More importantly, you needn’t break the bank.
In this edition, VW stretches the Jetta’s wheelbase to 105.7 inches (almost two inches longer than the Golf), and the Jetta’s overhangs make it almost a foot and a half longer overall. Further revision sees rear passengers get 1.8 inches more legroom than in the Golf, although they’ll sacrifice almost an inch of headroom.
The Jetta’s turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four with 147 horsepower has been carried over. It remains the only engine available—at, until the arrival of the sporting GLI.
In comparison, the Golf ditches its more powerful 1.8-liter in favor of the 1.4 as well, although you can still get the 1.8 in the all-wheel-drive version of the Golf SportWagen and in the Golf Alltrack.
Gearboxes are also upgraded and they now include new automatic with eight gears rather than six and a slick six-speed manual that replaces the all-time five-speed.
A 10.3-inch digital and configurable screen as an instrument cluster, a BeatsAudio sound system and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, plus dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, leather seats and steering wheel, a big honking sunroof, full LED exterior lighting, and beautiful interior ambient lights are some of the features you enjoy in the refurbished Jetta.
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