The 2019
Volkswagen Jetta

With Nearly Everything Being Redesigned on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, Even Your Morning Commute Will Feel Novel

While the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta certainly feels familiar, like the Jetta we've known and loves a long time, this sedan is nearly all-new for the 2019 model year. Though it is as-yet unreleased for production, here at Bert Smith Volkswagen, we're eager to see this updated, upgraded 2019 Jetta here in our showroom. Until then, however, we'll have to sate our appetites with all the information we can get our hands on about this upcoming new Jetta.

If you're here in the greater Tampa, FL area and you've been on the hunt for the perfect sedan, we'd recommend spending a little quality time with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

Performance Highlights | 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Getting the most out of your everyday drive stats beneath the bonnet, and since all the trims share one engine, power doesn't have to be a limiting factor on which one you'll choose. 2019 Jetta owners will enjoy a robust 1.4-liter inline-four rated at 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That's plenty of power for making the trip between Clearwater and Tampa an enjoyable one.

When it comes to transmissions, there's more than one option, and even something for the enthusiasts to look forward to: a standard six-speed manual transmission. With manual transmissions going the way of the Dodo, it can be difficult for manual fans to find a reliable, sophisticated sedan that also lets them control the shifting. In the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, the six-speed manual is standard, but only on the base trim, with an eight-speed automatic transmission taking over at the higher trims, though it's available even on the base as an option.

Interior & Exterior Design | 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen lineup certainly has its own design philosophy, but one look at the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and it's easy to see the effect its premium cousin Audi has had on this new VW sedan; from the hood strakes that pull your eye up the windscreen to the high, fast roofline at the rear, the proportions and exterior design of the new 2019 Jetta all point to a little luxury influence-all of which leaves the 2019 Jetta looking fun, sophisticated, and yet, still all Volkswagen.

Outside of the obvious Audi influence, the 2019 VW Jetta's wheelbase will get a little bigger-1.3-inches over the outgoing model-giving it a blunter nose with less overhang, which helps those proportions and the car's sense of visual balance.

Inside, there are scores of new cloth colors, soft-touch materials, insert options, and even a new stitch pattern. If you want to turn an average night in St Petersburg into a night on the town, opt for the available 10-color, fully customizable ambient lighting that actually wraps the entire cabin, bathing you and your passengers in whatever color you choose, which means you set the mood. Optional heating and ventilation give your seats an added element of comfort, and even the center console bin has been upgraded to accommodate larger items like tablets-you know what they say, "Out of sight, out of the minds of would-be thieves." Okay, maybe they don't get that specific, but you get the drift, and with extra storage options in the cabin of your new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, keeping your valuables safely stored is a cinch.

Technology | 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

If you're a Largo, FL driver who has to share their vehicle, the 2019 Jetta's VW Driver Personalization feature will let you save your own preferences-seat memory, temperature preferences, optional ambient lighting choices, preset radio stations, and , if equipped, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit settings-and the preferences of up to four drivers total, which means your car feels like your car, even when it's not all yours.

Another tech feature to look out for is the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, standard on the SEL and SEL Premium trims, which allows you to reconfigure your digital display to show you the information you need to know in the most accessible fashion. You can even opt to put your navigation information right up front and in the center.

In terms of infotainment, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta really has it covered-the sedan offers support for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and if you want your library of music to sound like its coming straight from the concert hall, go for the optional 400-watt BeatsAudio™ system for crystal-clear sound.

Safety Features | 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Of course, no modern car is complete without a robust and dynamic safety offering, and in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, that means both passive safety features-airbags, seatbelts, the LATCH child-restraint system-as well as active safety features, such as available forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go feature, an available blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, available automatic high-beams, and available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.

Where Can I Buy or Lease the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? Bert Smith VW!

The new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has arrived! With the VW-standard S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and R-Line trims, and an athletic GLI variant set to arrive a little later in the year, there is a new Jetta for everyone in St. Petersburg.

If you're currently interested, act fast, as we only have a few in-stock right now. Contact us online, give us a call, or get your ePrice on a new 2019 Jetta when you visit our online inventory! Visit us today for a test drive, you won't regret it!