Will the 2019 VW Jetta have a manual transmission option?
While most drivers on the road today are interested in an automatic transmission system that takes some of the work out of driving, some car lovers prefer a manual transmission thanks to the control it provides. But, it can be a little hard to come by vehicles with manual transmission systems as an option. Luckily, drivers interested in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta won’t have that problem as the new sedan offers a standard manual transmission on base models with an automatic transmission standard on higher trims and available on the base trim. Keep reading to learn more about the engine specs for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta below.
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specs
2019 Volkswagen Jetta exterior side profile in blue
2019 Volkswagen Jetta exterior and front fasciaSun shining through the window and sunroof onto the interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Each of the five trims available in the 2019 Jetta lineup (S, SE, R-Line, SEL, SEL Premium) will come equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine. The engine is rated at 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. As we mentioned above, the S trim engine will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission and the other four trims will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Jetta models equipped with an automatic transmission system will also feature an engine Start/Stop system to help improve fuel economy while holding the brake.
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Fuel Economy Improvements
One of the largest goals for designers working on the 2019 VW Jetta was improved fuel economy. Thanks to tweaks in exterior design, a more efficient TSI engine with Start/Stop, and automatic transmission updates, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will offer a combined miles per gallon rating that is two points higher than the combined miles per gallon rating on the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta. Considering the 2019 Jetta has grown in size and weight, that is a pretty impressive achievement.