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Jetta FAQ

2019 Blue VW Jetta Sedan
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Overview (5)

When is the new Jetta coming out?

The 2019 Jetta is now available at Volkswagen dealers across Canada. The newly designed model comes in three trimlines, each with its own features and base price.

What does the 2019 Jetta warranty cover?

All 2019 Volkswagen vehicles come with a four-year, 80,000-kilometre limited warranty. You can also extend your warranty, with flexible options to meet your needs.

How much does the Jetta cost? What’s the starting price for the 2019 Jetta?

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta’s MSRP starts at $20,995 (plus $1,685 freight and PDI, $100 A/C levy and other applicable environmental levies and taxes). Price varies depending on trimline, colour, accessories, financing and other options.

How does the 2019 Jetta compare to the previous model?

The completely redesigned 2019 Jetta is longer, wider and taller than the 2017 model. It also features a sleek interior with an available Digital Cockpit, advanced safety features and an expanded available Rail 2 Rail sunroof.

What’s the difference between a Jetta and a Golf?

The Jetta is now using the same platform as the Golf, the more modern and advanced MQB platform. The Jetta is still larger than the Golf and has a coupe-like sedan profile compared to the hatchback body style of the Golf.

Key Features (5)

What are the new features on the 2019 Jetta?

The completely redesigned Jetta has many new available features such as a Rail 2 Rail sunroof, LED lights, Digital Cockpit, colour-changing ambient interior lighting, BeatsAudio® premium sound system and ventilated front seats.

What new safety features come on the 2019 Jetta?

The new Jetta is available with automated safety features including Front Assist autonomous braking, Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert. These are driver assistance features only and drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.

How does the 2019 Jetta compare to the 2017 model?

The completely redesigned Jetta is slightly longer, wider and taller, for more legroom and a roomier interior. The 2019 Jetta also has better estimated fuel consumption ratings and more standard features.

What features come standard on the 2019 Jetta?

Every Jetta includes standard LED headlights, LED tail lights, LED daytime running lights, App-Connect and Bluetooth® smartphone compatibility with touchscreen control, aluminum wheels, cruise control, heated front seats and rearview camera.

Does the Jetta come in different models?

The 2019 Jetta is available in three trims: Comfortline, Highline and Execline, each with its own base price and standard features. Additional packages are also available on each trimline.

Exterior & Storage (9)

What colour does the Jetta come in?

The 2019 Jetta is available in an array of exterior colours, including Silk Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Pure White, Tornado Red, Habanero Orange Metallic, Platinum Grey Metallic and Sage Metallic.

How much storage space comes in the Jetta? How big is the trunk on the 2019 Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta offers a plentiful 399 litres of maximum trunk space. For transporting larger or longer items, the rear seats fold down, with a 60/40 split dividing the back seats.

Does the Jetta have a sunroof?

The 2019 Jetta features an available Rail 2 Rail sunroof. The large, panoramic design lets in natural light, while letting you customize with tilt and slide features.

What size wheels come on the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta comes standard with 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, or available 17-inch alloy wheels.

Does the Jetta have a roof rack?

The 2019 Jetta can be equipped with a roof rack, available at your local Volkswagen dealer, with attachments for housing bikes or snowboards, baskets or cargo boxes.

What is the height of the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta is 57.6 inches high, or about 4.8 feet tall. In metric, this equals 1,463 millimetres.

How long is the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta is 185.1 inches long, or about 15 feet. In metric, this equals 4,702 millimetres.

How wide is the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta is 70.8 inches wide, or about 5.9 feet. In metric, this equals 1,799 millimetres.

What’s the ground clearance on the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta sits 5.6 inches from the ground. In metric, this equals 142 millimetres.

Interior (8)

What kind of seats come in the Jetta?

Depending on trimline, the 2019 Jetta offers cloth and available leatherette or leather seating. Heated front seats are standard across trimlines. The Execline offers ventilated front seats for extra cooling.

How many people can fit in a Jetta?

The Jetta seats up to five adult passengers.

How many passengers can fit in the Jetta?

The Jetta seats up to five adult passengers.

How many seats are there in a Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta can comfortably seat five adults, with room for two in the front and three in the back. There are also standard child-seat connections in the back seats.

Does the Jetta come with heated seats?

The Jetta offers standard heated front seats. The Execline also offers ventilated front seats, for extra cooling on warm days.

How many airbags come in the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta has six airbags.

Does the Jetta have an ashtray?

The 2019 Jetta does not have an ashtray.

Do the back seats fold down in the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta includes folding rear seats, with a 60/40 split.

Safety Features* (10)

Does the Jetta have a rearview camera?

The 2019 Jetta comes with a rearview camera. This advanced safety feature is standard across all Volkswagen models and trimlines. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What automated safety features come on the 2019 Jetta?

Depending on trimline, the 2019 Jetta offers available automated safety features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Light Assist, Lane Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What comes with the Driver Assistance Package?

The Volkswagen Driver Assistance Package includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Front Assist autonomous emergency braking, Lane Assist and Light Assist. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is Adaptive Cruise Control?

Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts your speed when the car in front of you slows down to help maintain a preset distance between the cars. It also adjusts your speed in stop-and-go traffic, making for stress-free commuting. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is Lane Assist?

When you're driving, Lane Assist can sense if you start to drift into another lane without using the turn signal. It can then steer to keep you in the current lane. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is Blind Spot Detection?

Blind Spot Detection can help alert you to vehicles in your blind spot. This advanced safety feature can improve the driver’s awareness of nearby vehicles that might not be visible, before changing lanes. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is Light Assist?

Light Assist automatically turns on your high beams in dark conditions, and at certain speeds. Using your rearview camera, it can sense when there’s upcoming traffic and will adjust accordingly. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is Rear Traffic Alert?

The available Rear Traffic Alert comes in handy when you’re backing up. It has sensors that can alert you to vehicles crossing in your path when in reverse and can even help brake the vehicle in certain situations. You should never rely on this feature to brake the car for you though. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is the Intelligent Crash Response System?

In the event of a collision that deploys the airbags, the Intelligent Crash Response System – standard in every 2019 Jetta trimline – can engage and turn off the fuel pump, unlock doors and activate the hazard lights. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

What is the automatic post-collision braking system?

Standard in every 2019 Jetta trimline, the automatic post-collision braking system can help slow down the vehicle in the event of a collision. By reducing the speed, it helps reduce the chance of any additional impacts. *These features are for driver assistance only. Drivers are reminded that these features are not a substitute for an engaged and alert driver. Drivers must continue to pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. Please review the owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

Technology & Connectivity (6)

What kind of stereo does the Jetta have?

The 2019 Jetta is the first Volkswagen to offer an available BeatsAudio® sound system. The 400-watt, eight-speaker system with subwoofer delivers crisp and powerful, studio-quality sound.

Does the Jetta have satellite radio?

Like all 2019 Volkswagen models, the Jetta stereo system can connect to satellite radio services, including SiriusXM®, available on some trims.

Does the Jetta have keyless entry?

The Jetta comes with available keyless entry and ignition.

What is stop/start technology?

This fuel-saving feature, available on Volkswagen automatic trimlines, helps save gas by automatically turning off the engine when stopped, and starting when you lift your foot off the brake.

What is App-Connect?

Volkswagen’s App-Connect lets you access select applications, media and contacts on your smartphone. To use, simply plug in your compatible device and those compatible apps will appear on the Jetta’s touchscreen display.

What phones are compatible with Volkswagen App-Connect?

App-Connect works with most smartphone platforms, including Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®.

Engine & Performance (11)

What kind of transmission does the Jetta have?

The 2019 Jetta is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission.

What kind of engine does the 2019 Jetta have?

The Jetta comes equipped with a powerful, 1.4-litre turbocharged engine. It is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

What is a Cross Differential System?

Available on the Highline and Execline Jetta trimlines, the Cross Differential System applies braking pressure to the inside front wheel during turns, for sportier, more accurate cornering.

Is the Jetta quiet when driving?

The 2019 Jetta is designed to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride. The interior cabin is remarkably still, with little exterior noise from the engine or road.

How does the Jetta Driving Mode Selection work?

This optional feature allows the driver to customize the driving mode, based on the road, weather and other external conditions.

How big is the Jetta engine?

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a powerful four-cylinder, 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, with double overhead camshafts and variable valve timing.

What is a turbocharged engine?

A turbocharged, or turbo, engine uses gas exhaust to help increase power and improve fuel efficiency. It does this by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber, through a device called a “turbocharger.”

How does the 2019 Jetta handle in the snow?

The Jetta handles all seasons with ease. It is equipped with standard ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), which help prevent the wheels from spinning or locking in snowy conditions. Just remember that all vehicles require proper tires for driving in cold, snowy or icy conditions. The use of winter tires is required by law in some provinces.

Is the Jetta available in diesel?

The 2019 Jetta does not have a diesel engine.

What’s the fuel efficiency of the 2019 Jetta?

Using Natural Resources Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has an estimated combined rating (city and highway) of 7.0 litres of fuel per 100 km. This makes it more efficient than the 2017 model. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment.

How powerful is the Jetta?

The 2019 Jetta produces 147 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of torque from a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Background & History (5)

When was the first Jetta built?

Volkswagen introduced the Jetta more than 40 years ago. The 2019 model is the seventh generation of the sporty sedan.

Where is the Jetta built?

The 2019 Jetta is built at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico.

What kind of car is a Jetta?

The Volkswagen Jetta is a four-door, front-wheel-drive compact sedan.

When was the first Jetta built?

Volkswagen introduced the first Jetta in 1980. The 2019 edition marks the sporty sedan’s seventh generation.

What is the Jetta named after?

The Volkswagen Jetta named after the German word for “jet stream.”

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