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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in S, SE, R-Line®, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels and is expected to arrive at U.S. Volkswagen dealers in the second quarter of 2018. Every Jetta model will come with the People First Warranty, an industry-leading six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty., which can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout its duration.
Pricing for the VW Jetta S starts at $18,545, less than the outgoing car's starting MSRP despite more new technology and features. The SE trim starts at $22,155 and offers a host of upscale convenience and driver-assistance systems. The first ever Jetta R-Line features sporty styling and the XDS® Cross Differential System and has a starting price of $22,995. The SEL trim starts at $24,415 and offers innovative tech features like Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and 10-color ambient lighting, while the top-end SEL Premium features standard luxury touches, like navigation and leather seats with front ventilation and driver memory, and starts at $26,945.
The new Volkswagen Jetta is powered by Volkswagen's 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine, making 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 16-valve engine is able to generate peak torque at just 1,400 rpm, while at the same time returning EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30/40/34 mpg (city/highway/combined) regardless of transmission choice.
The engine, internally coded EA211, features an air-to-water heat exchanger built directly into the intake module in place of an intercooler. The exhaust manifold is integrated into the head, reducing the distance that exhaust gases must travel to reach the turbocharger, thus allowing for faster response and catalytic converter light off. Valves work to regulate coolant flow into the head, which allows for rapid engine (and thus cabin) heating, as well as efficient cooling when the engine reaches normal operating temperature. Both the intake and the exhaust valves feature variable valve timing, which results in improved low-rpm performance, as well as increased torque throughout the rev range. A relatively high 10:1 compression ratio further helps the engine's efficiency, yet it still takes regular (87 octane) gasoline.
A Start/Stop System is standard on automatic-transmission models. This technology stops the engine during idle when the brake pedal is held (such as when waiting at a red light). When the brake pedal is released, the engine restarts seamlessly.
For the first time, the Jetta makes use of Volkswagen's award-winning MQB modular chassis. The platform features unitary construction with two solid-mounted subframes and bolt-on front fenders. Both body and chassis boast a large percentage of ultra-high-strength, hot-formed steel, which allows much of the chassis and body to be constructed from thinner and lighter parts without loss in strength.
Mounted in a lightweight, two-piece steel subframe, the Jetta's strut-type front suspension has lower control arms and long-travel coil springs. At the back, a torsion beam rear setup with telescopic dampers offers an ideal balance of ride comfort, handling, and weight (the rear suspension alone saves 44 pounds in unsprung weight over a more complex multi-link system).
To meet the demands of American drivers, the 2019 Jetta offers a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance technology. Available features include: Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); active Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist); and High Beam Control (Light Assist).
Front Assist, optional on S models (in the Driver Assistance package) and standard on all other Jetta models, helps warn drivers of potential frontal collisions (Forward Collision Warning) with vehicles, and in some cases provides automatic braking assistance (Autonomous Emergency Braking).
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), standard on SEL and SEL Premium models, uses a forward facing radar to maintain a set speed while helping maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front. The driver sets the speed and the desired spacing via buttons on the multifunction steering wheel and can further use those buttons or the brakes to adjust and cancel the ACC function while the accelerator can be used to override the ACC function. All ACC-related system messages appear in the central multifunction display.
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