2019 Volkswagen Jetta exterior profile

What’s Under the Hood of the 2019 Jetta?

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Options

New for the 2019 model year is the redesigned Jetta, complete with the features you’ve come to love and extras you might not even be ready for. If you’re a fan of the Jetta and curious what you can expect under the hood, you might be surprised at one key change for the 2019 model year. Take a look at the engine option you’ll have available!

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Why does the 2019 Jetta only have one engine option?

Amidst all the new features in the 2019 Jetta, such as the 10-color ambient lighting and BeatsAudio sound system, there is one big change Volkswagen did that might have some people scratching their heads. The 2019 Jetta only comes with one engine option: a 1.4L turbocharged engine similar to the one found in the 2018 model. It gets an efficient 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, which is great on fuel efficiency but is less powerful than the 2.0L turbo available in 2018. The reality is that with the larger Passat and the 2019 Arteon coming out, there wasn’t much need for a bigger engine as drivers have the choice of upgrading to a larger model. By keeping one engine, Volkswagen was actually able to make the 2019 Jetta less expensive than the 2018 base model!

Interested in seeing the 2019 Jetta in person? Try out the 1.4L turbo for yourself here at Hall cars and schedule your test drive on our website today!