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What are the Differences Between the VW Jetta S & SE?

A silver 2019 VW Jetta

VW Jetta S

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A blue 2019 VW Jetta SE

VW Jetta SE

Find What You're Looking For:

Have you set your sights on the sporty and sleek 2019 Jetta? If so, use our Fox VW expert's guide to choose between two of the most popular trims, the Volkswagen Jetta S and Volkswagen Jetta SE. If you would like a more in-depth review of the Jetta, click through to our trims overview page.

After you've read through our breakdown, head to our Rochester Hills, MI dealership inventory to find the model that suits you best. After you've found your model, match it with our Jetta lease deal to secure a great value. Please get in touch with a Fox VW team member at (248) 731-0113 or online if you have any questions.

Similarities

Through our Jetta S and SE comparison, we've isolated a list of similarities between the two trims. While these Jetta trim levels each provide a distinct package, you'll find these specs and features on both Jetta models:

  • 1.4L TSI I4 engine with 147 HP and 184 lb.-ft. of torque
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Black w/ chrome accents grille
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect
  • 6.5-in. touchscreen
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Rear View Camera
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat

A blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta driving around the corner of a city street

Differences

While you're surely impressed by the shared features and specs of these Jetta trims, it should be noted that the S and SE are significantly different overall. Check the lists below to the differences between the Jetta S and SE:

S - Starting at $18,745 MSRP:

  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 16-in. silver-painted Rama alloy wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Comfort front seats

SE - Starting at $22,395 MSRP:

  • 8-speed automatic w/Tiptronic, Sport Mode, and StartStop System
  • 16-in. bi-color Rama alloys
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Two-tone leatherette upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather shift knob
  • V-Tex leatherette upholstery
  • Leather Piano Black steering wheel
  • Front Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Traffic Alert

Test Drive a VW Jetta in Rochester Hills, MI

Are you ready to experience the 2019 Jetta in person? Great! First, find your favorite model in our dealership inventory, then apply our Jetta lease deal. After you've done that, schedule a test drive at our Rochester Hills, MI location and we will have your Jetta ready and waiting when you arrive. Contact a Fox VW team member online or at (248) 731-0113 if you have any further questions.

A blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta driving on a curved highway

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