2019 Volkswagen Jetta S vs SE

Split screen images of the 2019 Volkswagen S and SE

For 2019, Volkswagen has taken their best-selling sedan, the VW Jetta, up a notch with a full refresh that created a roomier cabin with more amenities for tech-savvy drivers. Sedan shoppers on a budget don’t need to worry, the 2019 VW Jetta lineup is still value-oriented and base 2019 Jetta S models come with an affordable starting MSRP of just $18,745. The next trim, the 2019 Jetta SE, comes with a still reasonable starting MSRP of $22,395 and offers a resume filled with some of the most wanted tech like a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, and active safety.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S and SE trim offerings or head straight to the new 2019 Jetta lineup available in Lincoln at the Schworer Volkswagen dealership by clicking the link below.

2019 VW Jetta S


2019 VW Jetta SE

$18,745 Starting MSRP $22,395
No Sunroof Yes
No Standard Active Safety Yes
1.4-liter four-cylinder Standard Engine 1.4-liter four-cylinder

What are the differences between the S and SE trims?

The first difference that sedan shoppers are always interested in is the starting price. As you can see above, there is a significant price jump between the base S trim and the SE trim. The base S trim provides Jetta shoppers with a budget-conscious model that offers full functionality and comfortable interiors without all of the optional extras that hike up the price. The 2019 Jetta S comes standard with a manual transmission, an LED lighting package, 16-inch alloy wheels, split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, and Volkswagen car-net app-connect. For an additional fee, S trim buyers interested in active safety can also add-on the optional Driver Assistance Package for less than the cost of moving up to the next trim level.

The 2019 Jetta SE takes everything up a notch by adding in desirable amenities that help bring increased comfort to each drive. The 2019 Jetta SE comes standard with most of the features listed above plus an eight-speed automatic transmission system, heated side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, keyless entry and push button start, and a suite of standard active safety equipment including Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta won’t disappoint in any configuration. For more help selecting which trim level is the right pick for you or to see the 2019 Jetta in person, visit the Schworer Volkswagen dealership in Lincoln today.