The most notable change on the MK7 Jetta is that it is built on Volkswagen’s famous MQB platform. It is somewhat fitting that the 7th generation Jetta is Volkswagen’s seventh car to be built on the MQB platform. Other noticeable changes made to this generation of Jetta are the price and the trim levels. Generally, when a car gets revamped we see an increase in price; however, the Jetta has done the opposite, and actually costs less per trim level than its predecessor. This was a smart move by Volkswagen to ensure that it stays competitive in its market while still offering the best in quality and fit and finish that we are used to. The Trendline trim level is no more, and they have added an Execline for those techies after the fully loaded cars.
The 2019 Jetta has increased in size ever so slightly, which was expected since the Jetta and Golf have increased in size throughout the years. The Jetta is now 185in long which is the exact size as the newly redesigned 2018 Tiguan—another MQB based Volkswagen. The Jetta uses a familiar favourite under the hood with its 1.4 litre turbocharged engine paired to a 6 speed manual, or an 8 speed automatic offered throughout all of the trim levels. Finally, Volkswagen brings back the manual transmission in the fully loaded Jetta… A combination that enthusiasts have been waiting for! With 184lb/ft of torque at only 1400RPM the Jetta has more than enough power, and incredible fuel mileage thanks to the small turbocharged engine, impressive gearing, and low end torque!
Inside and Out
We haven’t seen a cockpit quite like this in Volkswagen’s lineup. The 2019 Jetta has a luxurious fit and finish inside, with the controls and infotainment system angled towards the driver. With some new optional features such as Beats Audio, ventilated seats, digital cockpit and all the up to date drivers assistance technology, you can be sure you’re getting the best in terms of technology, while still having exciting performance and best in class safety features. The new adjustable driving modes lets you cycle between eco, normal and sport mode for the optimal driving behaviour for your liking.
The seventh generation is the best Jetta yet in terms of mileage, performance, and technology. We will let you be the judge of the aggressive styling and bold body lines, which differs greatly from the bubbly circular previous mk6 generation. With the value for money in the new MK7 Jetta and the best lease and finance rates in the segment, we wouldn’t be surprised if the price on these actually increases. Thus far, the new Jetta has been a great success and everyone has positive feedback. Check out the video below for a more in depth review of the 2019 Jetta!