The Differences Between the 2019 and 2018 VW Jetta

Drivers around Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach who are in the market for a new Volkswagen Jetta have a big decision to make: Which model year do you prefer? Knowing the key differences between the 2019 and 2018 VW Jetta models is important, so our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine is here to help you!

This guide will help you see the key differences between the 2019 VW Jetta vs. the 2018 VW Jetta so that you can decide for yourself.

2019 VW Jetta vs 2018 VW Jetta: Engine Specs & Performance

Oddly enough, the VW Jetta carries over the same 1.4L turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder engine from 2018 to 2019. However, while this engine may seem extremely similar, a little retooling was done to improve certain aspects of the performance as well as its efficiency.

 

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Horsepower

147 horsepower

150 horsepower

Torque

184 lb-ft of torque

184 lb-ft of torque

Combined MPG1

34 combined MPG

33 combined MPG

Interior & Exterior Dimensions

The Volkswagen Jetta did receive a bit of a redesign from 2018 to 2019. The exterior of the VW Jetta was lengthened a little bit and the cabin was expanded to provide you and your passengers with a bit more room. However, the 2018 VW Jetta does have its advantages in certain aspects of the cabin.

 

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Cabin Volume

94.7 cubic feet

94.1 cubic feet

Trunk Volume

14.1 cubic feet

15.7 cubic feet

Front/Rear Headroom

38.5 inches/37.2 inches

38.2 inches/37.1 inches

Front/Rear Legroom

41.1 inches/37.4 inches

41.2 inches/38.1 inches

 

 

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Length

185.1 inches

182.2 inches

Width

70.8 inches

70 inches

Height

57.4 inches

57.2 inches

Wheelbase

105.7 inches

104.4 inches

2019 VW Jetta vs 2018 VW Jetta: Features & Technology

Both the 2019 VW Jetta and 2018 VW Jetta are equipped with some impressive features within their respective cabins. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta includes a 5-inch Composition Color touchscreen display that provides access to an assortment of media options including radio, MP3-capable CD player, and devices connected through the USB or auxiliary port.

The 2019 VW Jetta, on the other hand, received a bit of an upgrade in its base trim and comes outfitted with a 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen display. This screen also features Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect which allows you to access your Bluetooth®-paired phone’s features and apps right from the screen.

See the Differences Between the 2019 VW Jetta vs the 2018 VW Jetta In Person!

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we hope you got the insight you needed into the 2019 and 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and how they differ. You saw the redesign of the 2019 Jetta cabin and the extra space and performance held by the 2018 Jetta. If you’re still unsure, you can always see both of these models on our lot!

Schedule your Volkswagen Jetta test drive to see which model year you prefer at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine. We’re here to help drivers all across Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach find the vehicle that’s perfect for them!

 

1Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomoy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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