Driving the longer, wider, and taller—yet lighter—2019 Volkswagen Jetta


Even before its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen’s story in the United States was one of boom and bust. Sales generally follow strong, or at least new, product, but ageing models like the Passat and delays in adding SUVs to the showroom have kept VW from being the people’s car in America that it is back in Germany. And while hot-hatch fans continually exalt GTI as the standard-bearer of the segment, the outgoing Jetta resides in the bottom half of compact sedan arena, well behind leaders like the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/02/2019-volkswagen-jetta