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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Features Full Redesign

Fully Redesigned.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta arrives with a full redesign for the new model year. With the redesign, drivers can expect more room, higher levels of comfort, greater levels of connectivity, and, most importantly, more value.

Consumer Reports took a 2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium for a test drive, and the results were fantastic. The tested VW Jetta features responsive performance, a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower.

The 2019 VW Jetta rolls out on the same scalable architecture as the VW Golf and VW Atlas. Using the same architecture throughout the lineup helps keep the price of new models low. As a result, drivers can expect to see more features for less money in all VW Jetta models.

Despite its categorization as a compact sedan, the 2019 VW Jetta is one of the longest in the segment, sitting at a comfortable 185 inches. The range-topping SEL Premium trim features leather upholstery while automatic climate control carries over from the SE model.

There are plenty of storage and connectivity options in the VW Jetta. A spacious bin and door pockets are capable of storing everything from tablets to umbrellas. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard for the model year. SEL and SEL Premium models see the addition of standard navigation as well.

Here at Sierra Volkswagen, we’re excited to welcome the 2019 VW Jetta and show off its fresh new features.

All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta | Ottawa, IL

All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Brings New Design to Lineup

Revealed last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has changed the face of the popular sedan. As the seventh generation, this vehicle has utilized the award-winning MQB platform, redefining its proportions and offering a more modern design.

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“The Jetta is such an iconic product,” says Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. “We wanted to come up with something totally new. It was essential to give this product more prestige, more sportiness, and totally new proportion.”

For the 2019 model year, the Jetta has gained a new body shape, which means it has a longer wheelbase, a wider track, and bigger wheels. These larger proportions have translated to more interior space, meaning passengers can be more comfortable, even in the back seat.

New Designs.

The front-end design emphasizes its horizontal lines, while also creating a singular unit of the radiator grille and the standard LED headlights. These horizontal lines continue into the body where the silhouette is marked by a long, extended side window and a coupe-like style, reinforced by an offset roofline.

Inside, the cabin looks entirely new with a driver-oriented center console and trapezoidal design elements that mirror those of the exterior. These elements add a touch of sportiness, while also providing a premium feel thanks to the high-end materials.

The Jetta is one of Sierra Volkswagen’s and the brand’s best-selling models; visit our showroom to see why the Jetta is so popular.

Four Relaxing Destinations Outside of Chicago

Destinations Outside of Chicago

Chicago is a city with plenty to do and see. However, sometimes you need to get away from the big city for a taste of something different. Fortunately, there are several places nearby Chicago where you can go to relax and unwind. The perfect way to reach those destinations is in a Volkswagen Jetta, of course! The following are four relaxing destinations outside of Chicago.

The Indiana Dunes

If you want to relax on the beach, there is actually a place nearby Chicago where you can do so! Believe it or not, Indiana has a long stretch of beaches that surround Lake Michigan.

Evanston, Illinois

Speaking of relaxing beaches near Chicago, located only 15 miles north of the Midwest Metropolis is Evanston, a picturesque location along Lake Michigan.

Lake Geneva

More aquatic adventures are sure to be found when you take a quick trip from the city of Chicago to one of Illinois’ most popular destinations: the crystal clear waters of Lake Geneva!

Rockford, Illinois

Chicago is Illinois’ largest city, so the city life can get pretty hectic. If you are looking for a city that is still large, but a little more relaxing, stop by Rockford, Illinois, which combines a large city look with a small city feel!

Pack up your Jetta today and head off for a relaxing getaway from the big city!

Volkswagen Safety Ratings Sky High for Jetta and Golf

Volkswagen safety ratings

Volkswagen safety ratings have a leg-up on the competition. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, recently gave the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta nameplates top-tier safety ratings.

Both vehicles made it onto the Top Safety Pick+ shortlist and received an advanced rating for front crash prevention. The boost onto the list, an improvement over the 2015 models’ safety ratings, came with the inclusion of the Driver Assistance package in the 2016 models, which comes with a Front Assist system.

In addition to the Driver Assistance package, both the Jetta and Golf now come with a post-collision braking system that applies brakes upon sensing a primary collision. Both vehicles also have the Intelligence Crash Response System, which automatically activates hazard lights, interior lights, shuts off the fuel pump, and unlocks doors in the case of emergency situations.

Volkswagen safety ratings, particularly for the Golf and Jetta, are usually high, though the addition of a new front crash prevention requirement in 2015 caused ratings to drop. However, only a year was needed for the company to reassert itself as a leader in car safety.