Shopping for a sporty, efficient small car? You may be considering the Volkswagen Jetta. This car's smooth ride, supportive seats, and user-friendly technology make the daily drive more enjoyable. Our team wants to show Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island drivers the various 2019 Volkswagen Jetta trim levels.

There are five VW Jetta trims in total: S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. Learn more about every trim below, courtesy of your friends at Hilton Head Volkswagen!

VW Jetta S

As the base trim level, the VW Jetta S sets the standard for the other Volkswagen Jetta trims to follow. It's a high one: This car offers lots of features. The infotainment system uses a 6.5-inch touchscreen and offers smartphone connectivity options, such as:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • MirrorLink®

Under the hood, you'll find a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder engine calling the shots. It delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. You're in for a fuel-efficient ride, with up to an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG with this engine!1 Every VW Jetta trim uses this same engine.

A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, giving you more control over your ride. If you prefer, you can upgrade to an available 8-speed automatic transmission for your convenience. 

VW Jetta SE


One level above the base trim, you'll find some nice amenities. The VW Jetta SE makes your drive a little more comfortable with dual-zone automatic climate control. Material quality sees an upgrade, too, with this trim substituting V-Tex leatherette seats for the base trim's cloth.

This trim level makes the 8-speed automatic transmission standard while keeping the same engine. One of our favorite features? The panoramic sunroof. Tilt or slide it open and let the light shine in on your ride!

VW Jetta R-Line

The VW Jetta R-Line brings some style to the lineup. You'll add sporty 17-inch R-Line alloy wheels along with some foglights. This trim also adds an XDS differential to improve traction and handling on any road.

VW Jetta SEL

With the VW Jetta SEL trim, we begin to approach luxury level. The infotainment system gets a larger touchscreen: This one measures eight inches. The BeatsAudio™ premium sound system is a welcome addition, too.

You can customize the instrument panel with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, a fully digital cluster screen. Meanwhile, you can bring vibrancy to your cabin with 10-color ambient lighting!

VW Jetta SEL Premium

At the height of the Volkswagen Jetta trims sits the VW Jetta SEL. This car comes standard with virtually every feature you can get in this car model. The infotainment system adds a navigation system, so you'll find your destinations more easily with turn-by-turn directions.

The 17-inch metallic alloy wheels are (in our opinion) the best-looking rims available for this model. Their design looks dynamic even while standing still, and their premium finish is a nice touch, too. Real leather seats add luxurious style to the cabin itself.

Explore the Volkswagen Jetta Trim Levels at Hilton Head VW

We hope you enjoyed our review of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta trim levels! By now, you probably have a few trims you'd like to see for yourself. Just schedule a test drive here at Hilton Head Volkswagen and get behind the wheel of your top trims.

As you evaluate your favorites, you can decide which one is perfect for your Bluffton, Beaufort, or Hilton Head Island drive! We're happy to answer any questions you may have.


1 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.

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