2019 VW Jetta – Real-Driver Review

How do real-drivers review the all-new 2019 VW Jetta?

Because we all know Southern California can be a commuter’s worst nightmare.  And everyone’s perspective is a little different when it comes to cars.

So, we sat down with Riverside resident, Michelle Bentley, at Ontario Volkswagen to get her opinion.

And being a Volkswagen owner herself she definitely has some authority on the matter!

Read on, or, click play below to hear all the details in this iDriveSoCal Podcast.

***Transcript***

Recorded @ Ontario Volkswagen

Real-DriverReview  – 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Michelle: The features they have on the 2019 is like night and day because they added so much technology.

I really like the ambient lighting and that you pick what color it is. And, I like the sunroof a lot because it’s huge. I like the headlights.

Jetta Real-Driver Review

Riverside’s Michelle Bentley on Night & Day Differences

The taillights as well so just the all-around lighting on the car.

“The features they have on the 2019 is like night and day because they added so much technology.”

Tom: Welcome to iDriveSoCal, the podcast all about mobility from the automotive capital of the United States: Southern California.

Tom Smith here out at Ontario Volkswagen in the Los Angeles suburb of Ontario, California for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta launch party.

Jetta Real-Driver Review driver rear

MQB Platform 2019 VW Jetta

It’s to celebrate the all-new Jetta from Volkswagen, and with me is Michelle Bentley from Riverside.

Thanks so much for joining me. You just got back from a test drive.  And, I saw you in there kind of tinkering with all the buttons and switches.

Tell me what you thought about the drive.

Riverside’s Michelle Bentley’s 2019 VW Jetta Review

Michelle: Yeah, I really like the car a lot.

It has a lot of nice features that they just added.  Because, I have an older Jetta, a GLI.  The features they have on the 2019 is like night and day.

Because they added so much technology and so much… It’s so much prettier too, you know?

“Usually, you have to pay a lot more to get nice headlights, but not for the new Jetta, which is really awesome.”

Just the interior, like Apple CarPlay and the ambient lighting. Even the headlights, because not every Jetta comes with nice headlights.  But these ones do and it’s awesome.

Usually, you have to pay a lot more to get nice headlights, but not for the new Jetta, which is really awesome.

Jetta Real-Driver Review digital cockpit

Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit

I have a GLI, so it has nice headlights, but those are a lot more expensive than a regular Jetta, you know?

Tom: Sure. You think it’s pretty.

Michelle: It is! I mean, like-

Tom: It is a pretty car, I agree.

Michelle: It has really nice lines.

Jetta Real-Driver Review Volkswagen Credibility

Tom: Yeah, it does. It absolutely does. I can tell you’re a car-girl.

Michelle: Yeah. I love cars.

I have an older GTI too, a Mark IV, so it’s like a 2003.

Michelle Bentley from Riverside, California

Michelle Bentley and Ian Duarte from Riverside, CA @ Ontario Volkswagen

Tom: You have a GLI and a GTI?

Michelle: Yeah, I like Volkswagen.

“I love cars. I have an older GTI too, a Mark IV, so it’s like a 2003.”

Tom: Where’s the VW tat?

Michelle: I know, I don’t have one. I don’t have any.

Tom: Well, you know what? We do something on the iDriveSoCal podcast where we do vehicle reviews, and I think you might be a good candidate for this one.

Michelle: Okay.

Tom: Because when we do the vehicle reviews, we talk about them. We talk about the inside, we talk about the outside.

Jetta Real-Driver Review Top-3 Features

We talk about technology and innovation. You’ve kind of covered all that already, but then we also throw it down and get specific.

What are your top three things?

Michelle: My favorite things about the car?

“I like the headlights too, they’re really nice. The taillights as well so just the all-around lighting on the car.”

Tom: Yeah, so Michelle from Riverside, what are your top three things about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

Michelle: I really like the ambient lighting and that you pick what color it is. It’s really awesome.

Jetta Real-Driver Review

All-New 2019 VW Jetta – 7th Generation, aka Mark 7

I like the sunroof a lot, because it’s huge. It’s really big, it’s the biggest one I’ve seen on a sedan anyways.

I like the headlights too, they’re really nice. The taillights as well so just the all-around lighting on the car.

Jetta Real-Driver Review Top-3:

  1. Interior Ambient lighting
  2. Huge moonroof
  3. LED lighting

Tom: Alright, fantastic! Well, Michelle, thank you so much for joining for iDriveSoCal. I appreciate your input. Thank you for coming out to the Ontario Volkswagen Jetta launch party.

Michelle: Yeah, no problem.

Tom: I appreciate you joining us for iDriveSoCal. I’m Tom Smith. As always, thanks for listening.