Volkswagen’s Jetta is just a tad more affordable for the 2019 model year with a starting price of $18,545 in the United States.
That’s $100 less compared to the outgoing entry-level S model, and those interested should be able to get their hands on one in the second half of 2018.
Though it may be the most affordable trim in the lineup, the Jetta S comes with ample standard equipment including
a six-speed manual gearbox, a set of 16-inch ‘Rama’ alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, chrome grille, multi-function steering wheel, rearview camera, automatic headlights, electric parking brake, cloth seats and a 6.5-inch color touchscreen infotainment system. Those who prefer an automatic transmission will need to pay $19,345 and there’s even a Driver’s Assistance Package for just $450 more.
One step up is the $22,155 Jetta SE
, which comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, keyless access and push-button start, heated seats and more.
For $22,995, the Jetta R-Line
sits on a set of 17-inch dark grey ‘Trenton’ alloys. Giving it a more aggressive look, the wheels are combined with a gloss-black front grille, R-Line rear bumper with dual exhaust, black mirror caps, two-tone black and grey upholstery, and R-Line badging.
Similar to the R-Line, the $24,415 SEL trim
features everything the SE trim has in addition to LED projector headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Drive Mode Selection, 10.25-inch digital cockpit display, 400-Watt BeatsAudio system, etc.
The range topping SEL Premium model
will set you back $26,945 and it will come with the Cold Weather Package, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, ventilated front seats, and more. CarScoops
took the liberty of listing every feature each trim offer.