2022 Volkswagen Jetta

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Volkswagen Jetta highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth ride
  • Plenty of in-cabin storage
  • Feels high-tech thanks to the customizable digital instrument cluster


  • Brakes feel grabby in some situations
  • Complex steering wheel controls that take some getting used to
  • Cabin materials don't feel as high-end as competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

29 city, 40 highway, 33 combined

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All Volkswagen Jetta years

What is new for the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta?

  • The Jetta is available in a new trim called the Sport.
  • The R-Line and SEL Premium trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • Jetta trims have been upgraded with Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • The SEL trim now comes with A/C Seat(s), Navigation System, Satellite Radio Ready, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta trims

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  • Includes all features available on the SE
  • Memory Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote Start
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • A/C Seats
  • Navigation System
  • View our Volkswagen Jetta SEL inventory

Volkswagen Jetta photos

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

1. Modern design

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta boasts a modern and stylish design that will look great out on your driveway. With its sleek exterior lines, distinctive grille, and LED lighting it exudes a contemporary and refined look. 2022 sees a revised exterior with new bumpers and a new grille that really update this smart sedan. If you want to step things up, the Sport trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a gloss-black front grille, black window trim, and front accent lights.

2. Comfortable interior

The 2022 Jetta offers a comfortable and spacious interior, providing ample room for passengers to relax and enjoy the ride. In the front, they can stretch out into 41.1 inches of legroom, while back seat passengers get 37.4 inches, which is plenty even for adults. If you want a little luxury, SE models have heated front seats while SEL models have heated and ventilated leather seats.

3. Smooth performance

The Jetta offers a smooth driving experience thanks to its 1.5L four-cylinder engine that offers 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Models with the automatic transmission get an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined, while manual models drop slightly to 34 mpg.

While it may not have sports-car performance, it's a great commuter vehicle that can really eat up those miles.

4. Lots of tech

The 2022 Jetta is equipped with a range of advanced technology features that enhance convenience and connectivity. It includes a customizable digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth® connectivity, and available features such as a nine-speaker premium audio system. This means you can take your favorite tunes with you no matter where

5. Driver-assist features

If you'd like a little more peace of mind out on the road, look out for the available IQ.Drive® package for the S trim. This adds to the standard features with an active blind-spot monitor, lane-keeping system, and adaptive cruise control. SE and SEL models include all these features as standard alongside rain-sensing wipers and a power-adjustable front seat. All this ensure you'll get to your destination in comfort and style.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Jetta an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Jetta 25th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Volkswagen Jetta features and specs

Sport 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




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Leg room

F 41.1"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 38.5"/R 37.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

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