We are all aware that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will hit dealerships by the end of this year. But that is not the only thing that we are excited about as it will also be cheaper than its predecessor. The company just announced that the MQB based sedan will have a price tag of $18,545 when it goes on sale later this year - excluding handling and destination. This still makes it $100 less than the outgoing model which starts at $18,645.
The VW Jetta comes in a number of different trims, and the most standard one will be the S trim that is equipped with a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that makes 147 horsepower (109 kilowatts) and 184 pound feet (249 Newton metres) of torque. The Jetta S will then be working with a standard six speed manual transmission, or you could opt for the eight speed automatic transmission for a little more (plus $800). Some its other standard features are its 16 inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and a 6.5 inch infotainment screen, which has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with your Apple and Android devices.
The next trim will be the SE model that starts at $22,155. This trim will be getting the same 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that is exclusively paired to an eight speed automatic, without a manual option. Additional features include a panoramic sunroof, a dual zone automatic climate control, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and heated front seats. Safety features that come standard with this include forward collision assist and blind spot monitoring with rear traffic alert.
Up next is the R-Line trim. Here, things becomes more interesting as it will now be riding on a set of 17 dark grey “Trenton” wheels for a sportier look, rather than the 16-inch alloy wheels that the lower trims get. Aside from this, there is now a gloss black front grille, an R-Line rear bumper with dual exhaust tips, fog lights, and a set of black mirror caps to make the Jetta look cooler from the outside. Among the highlights in the cabin are an R-Line steering wheel, and two-tone black and grey seating surfaces.
If you prefer luxury over sport, the SEL trim is probably the right model for you, as this comes with a number of fancy features, but it also comes with a price tag of $24,415. These include LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming rearview mirror, and a 10.25 inch Digital Cockpit display. There is also the SEL Premium which is the top of the line model, starting at $26,945. It features a set of 17 inch two tone wheels, R-Line features on the exterior, and sports seats with heating/cooling functions in the cabin.