Car Review: Volkswagen Jetta 2019


Driving. The 1.4-liter engine doesn’t have much pull below 2,500 rpm, but the manual shifts crisply. The automatic’s shifting is well-suited to the engine’s power. Handling capability is stable, though the car’s rear suspension design isn’t as sophisticated as on most rivals. Comfort. The Jetta rides smoothly on the highway. Thanks to revised contouring, the front seats are more comfortable than last year’s. Interior. The all-new interior shows excellent build quality. The seats’ ergonomics are more comfortable than before. Front-seat passengers benefit from more kneeroom and shoulder room, though rear-seaters may notice reduced legroom.