Front View of Grey 2019 VW Jetta

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta an environmental-friendly car?

In addition to its sleek new design, improved performance, more spacious interior, and many new premium features, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta delivers high-level efficiency, with an estimated highway fuel economy of up to 40 mpg. The all-new Jetta’s environmental-friendly credentials were recently recognized by Green Car Journal, which named it a finalist for its 2019 Green Car of the Year award.

2019 VW Jetta: Finalist for the Green Car of the Year Award

Green Car Journal editors and invited jurors from highly-respected efficiency and environmental organizations have been selecting recipients of the Green Car of the Year award since 2006. Jurors for this year include Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Ocean Futures Society, celebrity auto enthusiast Jay Leno, Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and Board Member of Global Green USA, Jason Hartke, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, and Dr. Alan Lloyd, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation and Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Institute.

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

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Efficient TSI Engine in 2019 VW Jetta

The high-level efficiency of the 2019 VW Jetta can be credited to its 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine. It gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30/40/34 mpg (city/highway/combined), with an output of 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a Start-Stop system, which improves fuel economy during idling by temporarily shutting off the engine.

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