Every year, U.S. News & World Report considers which of the myriad cars available on today’s market are best suited for newly licensed teenage drivers. For 2019, the publication named the Volkswagen Jetta Best New Car for Teens in the $20,000 – $25,000 category. You can test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at Gossett Volkswagen in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Jetta beat out its competition thanks in part to its spacious interior, excellent fuel economy ratings, and available driver-assistive features. The 2019 Jetta is the first model in the sedan’s seventh generation, so it has the benefit of the latest design and technology to help it stand out.
All Jetta models come with an efficient 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. With the manual transmission, the Jetta is rated at 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.*
The entry level S trim has basic safety features, including a crash-optimized front end, a full suite of airbags, and a rear view camera system. You can opt for additional safety features, such as Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Blind Spot Monitor. These features become standard on the SE model, which is the next step up from the S trim. Upgrade to the SEL or SEL Premium and you’ll also get Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System, and High Beam Control.
Other features of interest to teens include standard Bluetooth® with audio streaming, so you can make calls and change your tunes with minimal distractions; and a USB port for easy charging of your devices on the go.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has a starting MSRP of $18,745, while the top of the line SEL Premium model tops out at $27,695.** Check out the Jetta at Gossett Volkswagen on Covington Pike.
*30 city/40 highway mpg (2019 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
**Starting MSRP of $18,745 for a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4L TSI® with 6-speed manual transmission. Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.