2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review

2019 Volkswagen Jetta photo
  1. Original MSRP$18,745 - $29,995
  2. Price Range$13,889 - $21,380
  3. Average Selling Price$17,052
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)30/40 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSedan

User Reviews for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

4.5
18 Reviews
5 Star

66.7%

4 Star

27.8%

3 Star

0%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

5.6%

Interior

4.5

Exterior

4.8

Performance

4.4

Family

4.7

Cost

4.8

by Anonymous on January 16, 2020

2019 VW Jetta GLI
"This 2019 VW Jetta GLI with a manual transmission is the best performing vehicle I have ever owned. The braking, cornering, and accelerating are amazing. "
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

See overall comment above.
Cost

4.0

I got a great performing car without paying a luxury price.

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by John D. on January 13, 2020

The Sound System
"If you consider getting the base model; please keep in mind that the sound system is horrible. I found this quite surprising when you consider all the other features that are available with this particular trim. A speaker upgrade is absolutely necessary if you love your music. I love everything else about the car with it being just the base model. "
Interior

4.0

The infotainment system and the driver assist package.
Exterior

4.0

The new body style is sleek and clean.
Performance

4.0

The get-up is not too bad for a 2.2 L engine.
Family

4.0

If you have no more than two little ones.
Cost

4.0

I’m happy with what I spent in regards to what I received in features.

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by KAsmann on January 13, 2020

Outstanding!
"I love the styling, the interior is nicely appointed even though mine is the base model. Love the Apple Car Play. It drives smoothly, is very nimble and responsive. I drive 258 miles one way twice a week and I’ve been enjoying an average of 45 mpg per tank full!"
Interior

5.0

Comfortable and nicely appointed.
Exterior

5.0

Good lines, sharp styling, love the blue color
Performance

5.0

Smooth and responsive
Family

5.0

Large trunk, seats 4 adults comfortably
Cost

5.0

45 mpg average and it’s not a hybrid!

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by Sal on December 25, 2019

Absolutely Amazing
"Affordable German Engineering ,Maximum Saftey Forward Collision Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring 6 year Warranty.. All for under 19000. "
Interior

5.0

Comfortable Good Driver Visability
Exterior

5.0

Nice lines .Alloy Wheels LED lights
Performance

5.0

Great solid ride , holds the road well 40 mpg hwy. isn't too bad
Family

5.0

Saftey . Strong Steel . Solid Doors ,Intelligent Crash Response ,System
Cost

5.0

Under 20 k for a German engineered vehicle ..

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by Larry on December 20, 2019

Great car with excellent warranty
"Packed with safety features."
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

4.0

Family

4.0

Cost

5.0


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by Jay on December 20, 2019

Love Almost Everything!!!
"I absolutely love the design, interior, performance and overall feel of this car. "
Interior

5.0

Feels like an higher end vehicle
Exterior

5.0

Love the lines and design of this vehicle
Performance

4.0

There are a few performances aspects of this vehicle that I feel are lacking. First off, the range of the remote start is abysmal! You have to be almost right on top of the car for it to work. What's the point? I don't understand why other cats use the app for the vehicle to control this feature and Volkswagen doesn't. Next, the horn is anemic! It sounds like the battery is dying when I use it. No oomph to it what so ever! Lastly, the brakes seem to make a weird noise when they are applied at slower speeds. Not sure if it's a break in period thing or not.
Family

5.0

My wife loves the heated seats and passengers enjoy it as wil when they sit in the back. Plenty of trunk space and room in the cabin of the car.
Cost

5.0


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by GaleH on December 20, 2019

Nice size, comfortable ride
"We have only had the car for about a month but we loved it when we first took it for a test drive. We spent many hours comparing other vehicles and test drove many. The Jetta is surprisingly spacious, the interior feels well made, I like that the lighting on the dash isn't too bright and annoying. The car has great pick up and feels good on turns. I'm impressed with the visibility and minimal blind spots. It has a warning light on the side mirrors to alert you if there is a vehicle next to you. Two important factors were the great gas mileage, we purchased it about 80 miles from our home and it got about 42 mpg, also VW has a 7 year/ 72K miles warranty. Great price and well made. "
Interior

5.0

Comfortable and nice color combinations
Exterior

5.0

Great simple lines, not boxy.
Performance

5.0

Good on turns, gets up to speed quickly when needed, smooth drive
Family

5.0

Plenty of cargo space w/ 60-40 fold down seats. Carried home a 55" tv in a box that was at least 60" wide without any problem
Cost

5.0

Great so far, averaging 41 - 42 mpg, the free oil changes & great price at purchase made this a good fit for us.

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by Dixonm7 on December 20, 2019

Great car
"Love this car. Gas mileage is great and it drives nice. Love the turbo manual."
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Ken on December 19, 2019

Style and Android Auto
"T purchased the VW Jetta R for the style and Android Auto. I previously had navigation but I like real time traffic on Google Maps and Waze which is available with Android Auto. The only complaint is a small noise in the transmission at 1700 - 3000 RPM. Once this is resolved by VW I will be 100% happy."
Interior

4.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

4.0

An annoying noise in the transmission between 170- 3000 RPM. VW is aware and hopefully working on a software fix. Does not affect the performance.
Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Slickros on November 17, 2019

Jetta love it!
"I traded my 2014 for a high tech roomier and more comfortable ride. The new body style is different but is a beautiful change with the time. Handles great, smooth ride and a great deal."
Interior

5.0

Much more room than previous models.
Exterior

5.0

Elegant with smooth lines
Performance

5.0

So far, so good
Family

5.0

Cost

5.0

I only fill up every two weeks.

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by Anusha on August 30, 2019

Love this car and the tech
"It has amazing interiors and no other cars this segment even is close. I did a lot of research and ended up buying this car for the power, the tech and the value most importantly"
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Shoman on July 23, 2019

I expected better from Volkswagen Auto Group
"There are 2 things going on here, the car and the manufacturer. The car is great, fun to drive, economical, good looking and well equipped.Then there's the manufacturer. Shame on Volkswagen! They left out the safety side marker signals for this year to "save money". They did not seem to do their jobs in the wake of diesel gate as far as quality control. Transmission noises, sunroof noises, speaker noises, a guillotine trunk lid, etc. The biggest disappointment of all is the fact that everyone who can buy a Jetta outside the USA can get the manual transmission across the line. Here in the states if you want the thrill of enjoying your Volkswagen (always built to be a true driver's car) with a stick shift, you can only do so by getting the "S" model which is the base, plain, no-frills version. Why does Volkswagen of America insist on torturing and punishing their loyal customers by forcing us to stand by and watch as our Canadian neighbors to the north and our neighbors to the south be able to choose a top-of-the-line model with all the bells and whistles with a manual transmission. At least you can pretty much walk in any dealership and know you are going to get about $4000 of the sticker price. There is that. If you really want to shed some tears, have a look at the Chinese version called the Sagitar. A real panoramic sunroof, upscale dual leather seating, power passenger seating, rear ventilation controls, and so on. What did we do here in the states to make VoA mad at us?"
Interior

4.0

Great styling, ergonomically design and some fun lighting features with a rewarding digital cockpit. Not the most comfortable seats, but suitable. The back seat offers more room than it appears.
Exterior

4.0

One of the best designs in its class. I consistently get compliments on the looks of my car. It needs bigger wheels to make it look like it should. The lack of side signal markers and fog lights in all models is very disappointing. Also the lack of color choices in my region still remains after being on sale for a year.
Performance

4.0

I would have given 5 stars, but I have already driven the GLI with the larger engine - and it really moves. I am impressed with the 1.4 turbo that is in my car though. It is still very quick and quite economical. My SEL is only offered with an automatic gearbox, which tends to be jerky...very jerky!
Family

3.0

It's not an SUV, CUV or minivan, but it will do the job. It's really a car designed for a driver enthusiast and maybe a sidekick. Sure you can hold up to 5, but I don't feel that's what this car is designed for.
Cost

5.0

Most cars these days are overpriced in the eye of consumers. Take into account the amount of safety features/technology and airbags todays cars have over just a few years ago. Considering what the 2019 Jetta offers, I think it sells for a great price. Based on forum/blog rooms, most people are easily able to get an average of $4K off the sticker price. That's a good deal in todays comparative scheme of car prices.

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by handyman189 on July 21, 2019

great car
"overall a great car , great on gas, only ding i have to give it is because you have to buy your spare tire and jack seperately"
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Staci on July 19, 2019

My Jetta
"Love this car! Like the fact it’s also eco friendly! Apple CarPlay is awesome! I get good gas mileage and I travel both around town and interstates. There are a few things I would change -like if my windshield fluid is low nothing pops up to tell me it’s low,etc. I like the fact that if the car is locked then so is the gas cap door. I would recommend this car to anyone !"
Interior

5.0

Roomy
Exterior

5.0

Love the color -habenero Orange
Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Chad on July 16, 2019

2019 VW Jetta
"Handles quite well, stops crisply. Good visibility, very good fuel mileage."
Interior

4.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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CARFAX Info for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2019 Volkswagen Jetta for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(107)
Good Value
(155)
Fair Value
(287)
No Badge
(336)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

92%

CARFAX 1-Owner

94%

Personal Use

54%

Service History

90%

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is $13,889 - $21,380. The average selling price is $17,052. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$18,745 - $29,995
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$13,889 - $21,380
Average Selling Price
$17,052
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$11,530 - $22,320
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. S$13,250 - $17,495$15,317$12,260 - $17,660
  3. SE$14,400 - $19,985$17,035$11,530 - $19,670
  4. R-Line$16,999 - $20,998$19,052$12,640 - $20,820
  5. SEL$18,700 - $22,900$20,481$16,600 - $24,800
  6. GLI$22,352 - $25,995$23,861$19,120 - $25,280

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