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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Is in the Running for Green Car of the Year® Title

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium Tornado Red

2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

The Green Car Journal has singled out the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta as a finalist for its esteemed award, the 2019 Green Car of the Year®. The pub’s staff was impressed by the 2019 Jetta’s innovative engineering, impressive fuel economy, style, and lush interior.

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“Built on VW’s MQB platform, the seventh-generation Jetta offers a bolder design, greater interior space, lots of tech, and an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg fuel efficiency rating, a milestone often achieved by hybrid powertrains, but in this case delivered by the Jetta’s 1.4-liter TSI®-gasoline engine,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is available at five trim levels: S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. Each trim is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo engine paired to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport modes. The powertrain puts out 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Jetta features Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices, a 6.5-inch color display, and rear view camera system as standard features. Available driver assist technologies include Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping System, High Beam Control, and Blind Spot Monitor.

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“We’re so pleased to be selected as a finalist for the Green Car of the Year award,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “This further validates the Jetta as an exceptionally competitive offering in the compact sedan segment, where efficiency is top of mind.”