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How powerful is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is able to pack a surprising punch for something in such a small package. Delivering competitive power underfoot, the 2019 VW Jetta confidently cruises the streets while offering drivers dynamic handling and a smooth ride inside the cabin. Learn more about what the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta lineup has to offer with a close look at the compact’s engine and performance specs below.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Engine and Performance Specs

Standard Engine Option

While the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta only offers drivers one standard engine, we don’t think anyone will be disappointed after climbing behind the wheel and feeling the power underfoot. All models come outfitted with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivering 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The base engine also offers a great balance of power and fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated fuel rating of 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta front grille and headlights

2019 Volkswagen Jetta dashboard

2019 Volkswagen Jetta touchscreen display

Performance Features

Depending on the trim level, the 2019 Jetta lineup also offers selectable drive modes that allow drivers to make the most of their compact’s performance in all driving conditions. Eco Mode is perfect for increasing efficiency on long stretches of highway, Normal Mode provides the perfect everyday blend of handling and efficiency, and Sport Mode offers drivers a little extra zip from the accelerator for joy rides.

Drivers who opt for the 2019 Jetta R-Line configuration will also have the Cross Differential System XDS at their fingertips. This performance-focused amenity applies brakes to the inside front wheel while cornering to deliver smooth and precise handling when you need it most.

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta lineup is now available at Burke Motor Group. See for yourself what this compact sedan can deliver from the driver’s seat during a test drive around the neighborhood!