2019 Volkswagen Jetta blue paint driving through concrete structure facing right showing front bumper and passenger side doors

2019 Volkswagen Jetta near Alexandria, VA

The Volkswagen Jetta has reached its seventh generation with the dawning of the 2019 model year. Instead of saving a major redesign for the new decade model year, Volkswagen chose to get to work early to redo the Jetta from the bottom up. Part of this redesign includes a new trim, more technology and a more luxurious feel than previous model years. To prepare for the future, the new Jetta puts an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity into every trim level, so budget buyers never get left behind.

Engine & Performance  Entertainment & Comfort  Safety & Convenience 
1.2L Inline 4 Turbo Engine Standard  Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers  Adaptive Cruise Control 
30/40/32 MPG  USB Media Input  Blind Spot Monitor 
147 Horsepower  9-Speaker 1-Subwoofer Sound System  Lane-Keeping Assist and Forward Collision Warning 
184 ft-lb of Torque  400-Watt Stereo Output  Rear Traffic Alert 


The Jetta and its new safety and entertainment technology make for a great car at any trim level, but there’s more to a good car than sensors, screens and speakers. Including a Turbo engine while maintaining high fuel efficiency should get the attention of Volkswagen newcomers. The table below reviews some of the available highlights of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Visual Redesign Differences

One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between the 2018 and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is the color of the Grille. The 2018 has a darker, thinner set of horizontal lines, but the 2019 has a thicker top horizontal line, and a chrome treatment to the whole affair. The headlights stay in-line with the grille of the 2019 with a segmented fog light section in the lower bumper. The 2018 has headlights that round up off the grille and an inset lower bumper, where the fog light fixtures are tucked away. The overall shape of the front bumper of the 2018 Jetta uses angles to make its shape, while the 2019 Jetta does more to round out corners in its profile. Just the same, the side mirrors are rounder on the 2019 than the 2018. 

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta interior shot showing blue accent lighting dashboard front driver seat and console with sunset through windshield
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