2019 VW Jetta Reveal

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Included is some unique and new tech that you cannot buy from competitors.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2018

    2019 VW Jetta


    Detroit, MI -- At the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) VW debuted its all-new 2019 Jetta. As one of the world’s most successful vehicles with sales now exceeding 17.5 million, only the Corolla, Golf, and Civic have sold more within the C-segment.

    Now fully based off the MQB platform, the 2019 Jetta offers a bit more curb appeal, more interior volume, and the latest infotainment and driver assist safety technology.

    There are four standout talking point that make the all-new 2019 Jetta a consideration later this year.
    1. The all-new 2019 VW Jetta S starts at just $18,545, $100 less than the outgoing 2018 S trim
    2. Standard LED Headlamps and taillamps
    3. Fully digital driver instrument displays in the SEL and SEL Premium Trims
    4. A unique customizable interior 10-color choice ambient lighting option
    The Lyft rideshare platform color scheme anyone? ;)

    2019 VW Jetta Drvietrain

    The new Jetta will continue to be powered by Volkswagen’s direct-injected and turbocharged 147 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque 1.4L TSI I4 mated to a 6-speed MT or all-new 8-speed AT. AT equipped models include standard Start/Stop.

    Given the current Jetta 1.4L TSI offers owners a 28/40 and 28/38 mpgUS city/highway rating for the 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT respectively, I suspect we will see the 2019 Jetta rated at 29/40 rating for both the all-new MT and AT. Not a blowout result but hopefully near the top of the 2019 C-segment while still offering enough performance to satisfy 95 percent of us.

    2019 VW Jetta Design

    The all-new Jetta is based on VW’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture with a 1.3” longer wheelbase – now 105.7 inches, shorter overhangs, is longer, wider and taller providing increased interior volume over the outgoing 2018 Jetta.

    Standard LED headlamps are all-new.​

    Outside, the all-new Jetta includes a larger front grille with more chrome and standard LED lighting.

    Inside, the Jetta was completely redesigned with more soft-touch materials, new fabric colors and designs for the seats and door trim, an optional 10-color customizable wrap-around ambient lighting, and full digital driver display in the top trims.

    The 19 Jetta can be equipped with heated and ventilated front seats, power driver’s seat with memory, leather, and dual-zone auto climate. A new 5L center storage console is also standard.

    The2019 Jetta offers Driver Personalization with up to four driver settings standard. Dependent on trim, customizable features include: driver seat memory, driver assistance system preferences, temperature, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit arrangement (if equipped), ambient lighting color, radio presets, navigation view, and more.

    2019 VW Jetta Interior

    How about Uber blue? ;)

    Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models feature the slick, and customizable VW 10” Digital Cockpit display. It offers drivers a reconfigurable display of key data and the ability to position navigation data front and center for easy viewing.

    The available Volkswagen Car-Net system provides a suite of connected vehicle services, including standard App-Connect technology that offers compatible smartphone integration with the three major platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The new Jetta is the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to offer an available 400-watt BeatsAudio system.

    2019 VW Jetta Trims

    The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels and is expected to arrive at U.S. Volkswagen dealers in the second quarter of 2018. An R-Line trim will join the lineup at launch and features sportier styling, exclusive interior and exterior design elements, R-Line badging, and the XDS electronic differential.

    2019 VW Jetta Safety

    The 2019 Jetta includes a rearview camera comes standard and optional features including Forward Collision Warning and Auto Emergency Braking (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Auto High Beam (Light Assist); and Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist).


    2019 VW Jetta Warranty

    Every Jetta model will include America’s best bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited and transferable warranty coverage, six-years or 72,000-miles (whichever occurs first).

    The customizable interior LED lighting is cool for Rideshare owners in particular. I expect the std. superlative VW Ride and Handling quotient to be included as well. The all-digital dash is Da Bomb! The drivetrains efficiency is still the question mark.
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  2. Markus

    Markus Active Member

    Any word on when they will switch to the new 1.5 turbo?
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Markus;

    I do not know, sorry. :(

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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    All-new 2019 VW JETTA Pricing Released

    The all-new 2019 VW Jetta based off the MQB parts sharing and design platform offers a more aggressive design, more interior space, new technology, and even starts at a lower price than the outgoing Jetta.

    The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta – 30/40/34 mpg city/highway/combined with either the 6-speed MT or the all-new 8-speed AT.

    2019 VW Jetta


    The new Jetta will be powered by VW’s direct-injection and turbocharged, 147 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque 1.4L TSI I4. This efficient engine is mated to either a standard 6-speed MT or an all-new 8-speed AT on the base model and standard on higher trims. AT models include Start/Stop standard.

    Dependent on trim, the all-new Jetta’s customizable features include: Driver seat memory, Drive mode selection, Driver assistance preferences, auto climate, Digital Cockpit, selectable ambient lighting colors, radio presets, navi, and more.

    Every Jetta model arrives with one of America’s Best Bumper-To-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The warranty provides coverage for six-years or 72,000-miles (whichever occurs first), and the warranty can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout the remainder of its duration.

    2019 VW Jetta Trims and Pricing

    The 2019 VW Jetta will be available in S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium trims. The following breaks down the std. features of each.

    Jetta S

    The Jetta S starts at $18,545 + $850 D&H and includes the standard 6-speed MT. Other standard features include 16” alloys; standard LED headlamps, DRLs, and taillamps; chrome grille; multi-function wheel; rearview camera; auto headlamps; electric parking brake; cloth seats; Eco driving mode selection; and 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, one USB port, four speakers, and Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

    The 8-speed AT Jetta S starts at $19,345 + $850 D&H.

    A Driver’s Assistance Package is available for $450, and includes Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and heated side mirrors. <-- This advanced safety equipment is a bargain imho!

    2019 VW Jetta SE

    The Jetta SE starts at $22,155 + $850 D&H and includes the 8-speed AT standard as well as two-tone 16” alloys, panoramic sunroof; dual-zone auto climate; leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob; KESSY keyless access and push-button start; vinly seating surfaces; and heated front seats. Standard driver assist features include Front Assist; and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.

    A Cold Weather Package will be available mid-model year for $495 and will include a heated steering wheel; heated rear seats; heated windshield wiper park and washer nozzles; and remote start.

    2019 VW Jetta R-Line

    The Jetta R-Line starts at $22,995 + $850 D&H. It adds 17” alloys; a gloss-black front grille; R-Line rear bumper with dual exhaust; foglights; black mirror caps; R-Line badging inside and out; black roof liner; R-Line multi-function steering wheel with contrast stitching; two-tone black and grey seating surfaces with contrast stitching; and the brands XDS electronic differential. The Cold Weather Package will be available mid-model year for $495.

    2019 VW Jetta SEL

    The Jetta SEL starts at $24,415 + $850 D&H. Standard features include LED Projector headlights with LED DRLs; rain-sensing wipers; auto-dimming rearview; Drive Mode Selection; 10-color customizable wrap-around ambient lighting; 10.25-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display; Volkswagen Car-Net connected vehicle services; 400 Watt BeatsAudio system with eight speakers plus sub; and 8.0-inch Composition Media touchscreen infotainment system with SiriusXM and three-month trial subscription, voice control, and two USB ports. Standard driver assist features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); High Beam Control (Light Assist); and active Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist). The Cold Weather Package will be available mid-model year for $495.

    2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium

    The top-of-the-line Jetta SEL Premium starts at $26,945 + $850 D&H. It arrives with two-tone 17” alloys; R-Line rear bumper; fog lights; side mirrors with integrated turn signals; sport comfort seats; leather; ventilated front seats; power driver’s seat with memory functionality and power lumbar; 8-inch Discover Media infotainment system with navi and alarm system. The Cold Weather Package, including a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated windshield wiper park and washer nozzles, and remote start, will be added as standard equipment mid-model year.

    2019 VW Jetta Interior


    The 2019 VW Jetta is scheduled to arrive at U.S. VW dealerships in the second quarter of 2018.

    What is good to see is the powerful and efficient 1.4L TSI std. across all trims. The pricing is also pretty good in comparison to its chief rivals from Toyota and Honda. Only Hyundai has the edge on that front. In full boat SEL Premium trim, an IIHS TSP+ rating and NHTSA 5-star crash test ratings are all but guaranteed. Although I will not drive it until Tuesday, I suspect it will include the best ride and handling quotient of any compact. Meaning Mazda3 like handling with noise, vibration and harshness limited to Corolla like levels. We shall see soon.

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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    From the three previous announcements and reveals, we have covered the all-new 2019 VW Jetta's basics pretty well.
    5,000 miles in the air and 200 miles on the road in the last 39 hours... My carry on is saying it is "So worth it!"


    My favorite Jetta was the base S trim with the 6-speed stick. Less than $20k incl. D&H at retail and this includes the Drivers Assistance pkg. plus the following:
    • 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque 1.4L TSI I4
    • 16" alloys
    • Forward Collision Warning with Auto Braking
    • Blind Spot Monitoring
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Heated side mirrors
    • LED headlamps and taillamps
    • Android Auto and Apple Car Play, 6.5" screen
    • 6 yr/72,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty
    To name a few.

    The 0 radius character and hood feature lines with bevel cutout below the profiles character line adds more than just a sharp two toned shadow as well. Here is that almost 0 radius character line bend and the cutout below adding to the Jetta's profile. You do not get this outside of the BMW and MB lineup and in this case, I think VW did them one better too!


    Along with a quiet MQB platform and the patented VW ride and handling quotient, my favorite item to report was the 6-speed MT 6th and final ratios now provide a very relaxed 1,620 RPM at 60 mph and the efficiency proves it.

    1,620 RPM at 60 mph and a 55+ mpg aFCD after 9 miles of city/suburban/highway drive loop from launch to stop.​

    All-new 7th gen 2019 Jetta vs. 6th gen Jetta.


    All-new 2019 VW Jetta trim and pricing detail.


    2019 Volkswagen #Jetta
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    How the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta compares to my 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco...

    I liked the 2019 Jetta better than my own 2018 Elantra Eco for the following reasons.

    2019 VW Jetta

    The all-new 2019 Habanero Orange Metallic Jetta looks hot! :)
    1. R&H by a long shot
    2. LED headlamps standard across the lineup
    3. Customizable all-digital driver display within the SEL and SEL Premium is Da Bomb!!!
    4. Low cost FCW w/ Auto Brake, BSM, and RCTA addition to the base for just $450
    5. Above advanced safety equipment is std. on the SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and R-Line.
    6. Customizable driver settings - See pic.
    7. Customizable LED Interior lighting
    8. 6-speed MT and buttery smooth clutch is better than the base Elantra SEs.
    9. MTs taller 6th and final
    10. 8-speed ATs smoothness is much better than my Elantra ECO's 7-speed DCT
    11. Noticeably stronger performance
    12. Disc brakes out back
    13. Much more substantial and better looking profile, character and feature lines
    14. By far the best std. Stop/Start system - 8-speed AT only, of any vehicle outside of VWs other models with it
    15. RCC and Lane Keep Assist is now the best in the business and even better than Hyundai/Kia's system(s)
    16. Laser welded roof to body seam
    Segment exclusive Customizable vehicle setup on the SEL and SEL Premium.

    Segment exclusive Customizable driver displays on the SEL and SEL Premium.

    Non-dynamic rear view camera guidelines.​

    I like my 2018 Elantra Eco better than the 2019 Jetta for the following reasons:
    1. Significantly lower actual purchase price - New 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco -- $13,848 + TTL and Registration was a steal!
    2. Substantially more efficient (Eco trim only)
    3. Significantly more rear seat passenger - hip, shoulder, leg, and knee room
    4. Slightly larger cargo volume
    5. Nicer grille
    6. More substantial brand badging and appearance out back
    7. Larger 7" std. display vs. Jetta S and SE trims 6.5" displays
    8. Better and more consistent paint quality
    9. (2) 12V ports up front
    10. Rear View Camera Dynamic Guidelines

    Volkswagen #Jetta
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    More efficiency impressions...

    The efficiency and performance of the 8-speed AT equipped 2019 VW Jetta is on the mark vs. everything in the compact segment - Focus, Cruze, Corolla and Sentra significantly lag the segment imho - except for the Civic 1.5T. Honda's 1.5T stands alone as the best combination of efficiency and performance offering a zoom to 60 in the 7 sec. range and efficiency of up to 70 mpg. The Elantra ECO owns the segment in terms of outright efficiency. Hybrids notwithstanding. The 2019 Jetta is in the upper third of the pack and had a decent showing yesterday. The 6-speed MT achieved 55+ whereas the AT achieved just under the 50 mark in a mixed city, country and highway drive.

    2019 VW Jetta SEL w/ the 8-speed AT

    A very reasonable 1,780 RPM at 60 mph.

    A reasonable result at 48 mpg over a 21 mile city/country suburban and short highway drive segment.​

    The all-new 8-speed AT provides a significant improvement in efficiency over the previous gens 1.8L TSI but that is mainly due to the 1.4 TSI tuning providing close but not up to the output of the 1.8 TSI. Add 10 percent on the efficiency front, deduct 5 percent on the performance front.

    The standard safety is far superior over the previous gen and the infotainment is Best in Class today imho.

    The new AISIN 8-speed is the best in the segment as well. :)

    Volkswagen #Jetta
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The all-new MQB based Gen 7 2019 Jetta next to a Gen 1.

    Old school shift lever in the Gen 1!​

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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Nice looking sedan. I was a bit surprised the Mk7 lost front/rear legroom compared to the Mk6, despite a longer wheelbase and overall length. I wonder if there's more crumple zone?
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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    How the Original Compares to the All-new 7th Gen (Mk 7) Jetta

    Shortly after the 1st Gen (Mk 1) VW Jetta was introduced to the U.S. consumer in 1980, it quickly became the best-selling German model in America. Since that time, more than 3.2 million have been sold.

    Comparing the original to the all-new 2019 Jetta after almost four decades show how far the model, the brand and the industry have come.

    Following the huge success of the Beetle in the 60’s and 70’s and subcompact Rabbit in the late 1970s, the Jetta was coined from the German word for “jet stream.” Brought to the states in 1980, the two- and four-door Jetta’s were the sixth models in the VW lineup selling alongside the Rabbit, Dasher, Scirocco, Vanagon and VW Pickup.

    The Gen 1 was powered by a 76 hp I4 mated to either a 5-speed MT or 3-speed AT. Like all VWs, what made the MK1 Jetta special just like every Jetta produced since was its handling prowess vs every other compact vehicle of its era.

    1982 VW Jetta

    The 3-speed AT shifter front and center.​

    Standard features included power-assisted brakes, AM/FM cassette-player, cut-pile carpet and intermittent wipers. The only options were the 3-speed AT, A/C, sunroof, tinted glass, and alloy wheels.

    Where it gets interesting is the side by side…

    1980 Jetta Mk1 vs 2019 Jetta Mk1

    MSRP: $8,375 -- $18,545

    Height (in): 55.5 -- 57.4
    Width (in): 63.4 -- 70.8
    Length (in): 67.8 -- 185.1
    Wheelbase (in): 94.4 -- 105.5
    Trunk Volume (cu. ft.): 14.1 -- 14.1

    Drivetrain/Transmission/EPA Estimates

    HP: 76 -- 147
    Torque (lb-ft): 83 -- 185
    5-speed MT -- 6-speed MT
    3-speed AT -- 8-speed AT

    EPA Combined est. (mpg): 21 -- 34

    Brakes: Front disc/rear drum -- 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, BA, EBFD and TC
    Steering: Non-assisted rack and pinion -- Electric power steering
    Wheels: 13 in steel or 13-, 14- and 15-in alloys -- 16- and 17 in alloys


    CC: N/A -- Std w/ optional Adaptive CC
    Lights: Dual sealed-beam, bulb taillights -- Auto LED headlamps & taillights; LED DRLs
    Infotainment: AM/FM cassette -- AM/FM/SAT/Car-Net/ Bluetooth/optional BeatsAudio and NAVI
    A/C: Optional -- Standard; optional dual auto climate
    Seats: 4 -- 5, optional heated and cooled front seats, power driver’s seat, and heated rear seats
    USB ports: Not invented -- 1 or 2, dependent on trim
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter: 2/1 -- 0/0
    Armrests/Cupholders: 0/0 -- 2/8
    Airbags: 0 -- 6

    From the above, we can see how 39 years have changed a competitive compact in that the 7th gen 2019 Jetta is larger in every dimension other than cargo volume than the 1st gen. VW brought up how LEDs were still only for calculators in 1980; today, the Jetta uses LED headlamps and taillamps, and DRLs. The 2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium can be equipped with a 10-color interior LED ambient lighting system.

    Driver-assistance features in the first-generation Jetta included a driver’s side rearview mirror that you could adjust without rolling down the window. The side mirror on the 2019 Jetta is electrically adjustable and can be equipped with the Blind Spot Warning. A rearview camera is standard as well. Other available safety technology on the 2019 Jetta includes a Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), High Beam Control (Light Assist) and Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), none of which were available on any vehicle in 1980.

    The Original AM/FM radio w/ cassette player have given way to sat radio and music streaming. The 2019 Jetta has a touchscreen infotainment system with standard Volkswagen Car-Net that offers compatible smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The new Jetta is the also the first VW in the U.S. to offer an 8-speaker BeatsAudio system.

    2019 7th Gen and 1982 1st Gen VW Jetta


    The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will soon be available in S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium trims.

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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I remember riding in my friend's brand new 1975 Rabbit. That was a great car !

    This Jetta looks like a winner.
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  12. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Checking with the inflation calculator over at bls.gov (bureau of labor statistics), $8375 in 1980 dollars is $26864 today. So today's Jetta is a steal in comparison - 30% less!
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