CARS.COM — The redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has gotten its official gas mileage report card from the EPA, and it has pulled up its combined score to 34 mpg. That’s up 2 mpg from the previous model and is more directly competitive with efficiency rivals among non-hybrid compact cars with gasoline engines.
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The official EPA tally is 30/40/34 mpg city/highway/combined for the 2019 Jetta with its standard powertrains, 2 mpg better across the board from the 28/38/32 mpg ratings for the best-mileage version of the 2018 Jetta (you can compare the new Jetta with all the 2018s here).
The rating also brings the Jetta more in line with mileage leaders among mainstream compact sedans with conventional gasoline engines and automatic transmissions. That includes such competitors as the 2018 Honda Civic at 32/42/36 mpg (with the available turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder and continuously variable automatic transmission), the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze (29/40/33 mpg), the 2018 Toyota Corolla (28/36/32 mpg) and the special, higher-mileage Eco model of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra (32/40/35 mpg). You can compare their ratings here.