- Volkswagen Jetta is brand new for the 2019 model year.
- The new seventh generation Jetta is built on VW's high-quality MQB platform, which also supports the Audi A3 along with the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas SUV.  All Jettas in the United States are powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine at a speed of 8-speed or six-speed manual transmission.
- We were impressed by the Mexican building Jetta's powerful driving dynamics and well-sorted infotainment system, but less than thrilled by the slightly inexpensive emotional interior.
- The base Jetta S starts at $ 1
The compact sedan was once a trip to young car buyers. In recent years, the market has shifted to crossovers and SUVs.
According to data from the Kelley Blue Book, compact car sales in the US are 13.9% lower during the first 11 months of 2018. During the same period, compact SUV sales have increased by 12.1%.
The compact car market may shrink, but it remains significantly in size with more than 1.65 million cars sold in November, accounting for 10.5% of total US car sales.
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This brings us to the new seventh generation Volkswagen Jetta which is brand new to the 2019 model year. It's the latest in a long line of successful Jetta sedans from VW. With success I mean 17.5 million sold worldwide since 1979 successfully. In case you are wondering, US consumers accounted for 3.2 million of that tally.
Recently, Business Insider had the chance to spend a few days behind the wheel a 2019 Jetta 1.4T SE on the roads in and around Atlanta, GA.
The base Jetta S starts at $ 18,545. Mid-grade SE and sporty R-Line trims start at $ 22155 and $ 22,995 respectively. The luxury focused SEL and SEL Premium trims start with $ 24,415 and $ 26,945 respectively.
Our SE test car, dressed in an eye-catching Silk Blue Metallic paint job, has a tested price of $ 23,005 due to a $ 850 destination fee.
Here you look closer at the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.