Larger 2019 VW Jetta With 1.4L Turbo Will Return Up To 40mpg

VW expects the all-new Jetta to be more frugal on fuel, once it arrives in dealers across the US this summer.

Despite being larger than the current model the 2019 Jetta makes use of clever and affordable technologies in order to improve its fuel economy, with VW announcing an EPA-estimated 30mpg city/40mpg highway/34mpg combined, two mpg higher on the combined than the current automatic model.

VW has optimized the exterior of the new Jetta for aerodynamic drag reduction while also added shutters in the front grille that close in certain speeds and when the engine requires less air flow. The company has also designed the front bumper with an “air curtain” feature that lowers turbulence over the wheels.

Moreover, the underbody panels are sculpted to ensure that suspension components will not create unnecessary air obstructions while the styling of the rear end helps smooth the air flow. The result of these measures is a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.27.

The new 2019 VW Jetta is powered by the 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine, which has been further optimized to sip less fuel. Features like a clutch-driven air-conditioner, a more efficient generator and a smoother-flowing grade of oil contribute the to improvement of the engine’s fuel efficiency.

All 2019 Jettas with an automatic transmission will be fitted with a start-stop function as standard, with VW claiming a reduction of fuel consumption by as much as 6 percent. The new eight-speed automatic transmission also helps, as well as a set of low-resistance tires that reduce resistance by up to 25 percent, without sacrificing handling, always according to VW.

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  • TrevP

    I loved my 13′ Jetta when I had it, I bet I would love this one just as much

  • dumblikeyou2

    Gosh darn that is one helluva fugly car.

  • DBP

    I feel like this car sits too high from the ground…ford Taurus like. It defies the “coupe like” styling vw claims. They need to drop it a bit. Maybe it is the camera angle.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    VW expects the all-new Jetta to be more frugal on fuel, once it arrives in dealers across the US this summer.
    Why? Are dealers now retro fitting a cheat device in petrol VWs?

  • DMax

    I wouldn’t call it ugly, as there are some much much worse looking things on sale right now, but it’s as uninspiring and bland as it gets.

  • Want to see what the GLI version looks like 1st before I pass judgement….

  • PlonPlon

    Okay, I’ll admit that the interior built quality is good and looks serious, but the outside design, boring as it is, really doesn’t make me dream…

  • SteersUright

    Or will the in-car mpg rating be rigged by VW to display 40mpg while you’re really getting 16mpg and leaving a giant black cloud that immediately kills all flowers and butterflies behind you? When its a VW, you can never really know, can you?

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