What journalists think of the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

April 30 2018,

What journalists think of the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta was completely redesigned this year and after having a chance to drive it, the automotive press had a lot of good things to say about the new VW compact sedan. We will cover everything in detail in another text, but let’s have a look at some of the reviews that have recently come out.

The interior might be this car’s strongest asset. Volkswagen is known for using higher quality interior materials than some of its competitors, and the 2019 Jetta lives up to that reputation. However, only top-of-the-line SEL Premium models get real leather upholstery. The use of sharp angles on everything from the cup holders to the trim pieces surrounding the gauge cluster and central screen also give the interior an interesting and novel look. The optional 10-color ambient mood lighting makes you feel like you’re on the set of a Fast & Furious movie. - MotorTrend

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On the drive, the Jetta with the automatic proved to have ample pep. No, it is not going to set your heart aflutter, but the transmission shifts quickly and smoothly, and always found the right gear to make the most of the strong low- and mid-range torque. In somewhat of a surprise, the tester produced an average of 6.6 L/100 kilometres on the drive route, which is very good. The combination also proved to be very quiet at highway speeds — here the new Jetta sets a class benchmark. There is virtually no engine noise, and both wind and road noise is equally muted. It’s Lexus-like in its serenity. As for the performance, an impromptu dash saw the Jetta run from rest to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds, which is par for the course in the segment.

The latest Jetta takes some significant strides forward in every area. It has sharper looks, a swanky interior and the quietest ride in the segment. The performance is up to snuff, but those wanting more should wait for the upcoming GLI — it’s the GTI of the Jetta genre.

Pricing starts at $20,995 for the manual Comfortline and $22,395 for the automatic — the only option is a block heater — and tops out with the Execline at $27,695 and $29,095 for the manual and automatic versions, respectively. What is important to note is that each model is more affordable than its outgoing equivalent when the increased content is factored into the equation. – Driving.ca

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