VW never really broke any rules with the Jetta; they just keep improving it, using the same pragmatic methodology.
The seventh generation VW Jetta is a compact four-door sedan with a very spacious interior and a rather clear focus on offering a comfortable and relaxing drive, as KBB finds out in their latest review.
For cruising on the freeway and for everyday commute, the 2019 VW Jetta is an excellent choice according to the review, also aided by its great fuel economy. Offering 30mpg city and 40mpg on the highway is one of the benefits of having a small turbocharged engine sitting under the bonnet.
The 1.4-liter TSI unit produces 147hp and 184lb-ft (249Nm) of peak torque and can be paired either to a six-speed manual or a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. All new 2019 VW Jettas come with a six-year transferable warranty.
The dashboard is logically laid out and has an easy-to-use infotainment system that offers all the connectivity options you could ask for. The standard system gets a 6.5-inch display, with more expensive models getting a bigger eight-inch display.
The new Jetta might not be the most thrilling drive but apparently excels in all the usual daily duties of a commuter. If you’re after a more engaging drive, then you should probably wait for the upcoming Jetta GLI.