2019 VW Jetta vs 2018 VW Jetta

2019 vs 2018 VW Jetta with both cars in blue exterior paint colors

To take a car to the next level in the course of just one production year is no easy task. Despite that, Volkswagen has done exactly that, thereby producing the best Jetta yet. For the sake of comparison, we'll be pitting the new model against its most recent predecessor in this 2019 vs 2018 VW Jetta comparison.

Take a good look at the first category in our chart below. See something unusual? That's right, your eyes are not deceiving you, the 2019 Jetta costs less than its 2018 counterpart! No, that doesn't mean that it's any worse of a vehicle; in fact, it's quite the opposite. As you'll see shortly, that couldn't be farther from the truth.

2019 VW Jetta


2018 VW Jetta

$18,745 Base MSRP $18,645
30/40 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 28/40 mpg
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Available
Standard Full LED Lighting Available

What's New in the 2019 Jetta

For starters, according to EPA estimates, the all-new Jetta earns two more city-mpg than its 2018 self. With EPA-estimated ratings of 30 city-mpg and 40 highway-mpg, the 2019 VW Jetta stays on the road longer than countless competitors while also saving you a good amount of cash along the way.

Just in case you need any further convincing, the 2019 model is also the most high-tech Jetta yet! With standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and full LED lighting in every single model, the future of the Jetta sounds incredibly bright and truly state-of-the-art.

The 2018 Jetta will always be a good car, but times changes and so, too, must our cars; and even the most iconic Volkswagen vehicles—such as the Jetta—are not exempt from this truth. Our 2019 vs 2018 VW Jetta comparison is simply a reminder that even the best cars can continue to improve over and over again. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of the future generations of the VW Jetta!