2022 Volkswagen Jetta

2022 Volkswagen Jetta - Front View Profile

Maintaining its position as Volkswagen’s most popular compact model, the Jetta received a few updates for 2022. Known for its safety, the 2022 Jetta balances style and performance with reliability with its strong chassis. For 2022, the Jetta offers a new trim option, standard advanced safety features, an upgraded exterior and interior, and a new engine.

The 2022 Jetta continues to be an affordable option for drivers seeking a sophisticated yet dependable and comfortable compact sedan. Continue reading this guide to learn more about what the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has to offer and whether it’s the perfect vehicle for you.

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta Trims

Taking customization into account, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta offers four trims with different features and options. Depending on your needs and budget, you can find your dream Jetta among the trim options below:

  • S: The standard comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, power heated side mirrors, power windows, and door locks.
  • Sport: Replacing the previously available R-Line, the Sport includes 17-inch alloy wheels, XDS electronic differential lock, black exterior trim, and black headliner.
  • SE: Adding a few more features to the S, the SE comes with dual-zone climate control, a six-way power driver seat, heated front seats, and keyless entry.
  • SEL: Upping the luxury, the SEL, as the top model, includes a Sunroof, 10-inch instrument cluster, leather seats, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Beats Audio, and automatic headlights.

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Interior Amenities

Already providing one of the more spacious five-person cabins available in a compact sedan, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta interior focuses on giving a modern premium feel. Volkswagen added new textile upgrades, including ceramic contrast stitching on the door trim panels, the armrest, and seats in the 2022 Jetta. There’s also a new steering wheel design with additional control buttons, an 8-inch driver information display now standard, a redesigned gear shifter, upgraded to Rhombus cloth seats, and added interior accents.

The SE and SEL models offer you options between two interior color schemes: Volcano Brown and Black, a 10-inch digital cockpit, a panoramic sunroof, heated mirrors, a blacked-out grille and wheel, and ambient lighting. These new upgrades provide a more comfortable and customizable ride. All Jetta models offer ample interior cubby storage with useful door pockets and a deep center console bin.

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Exterior Design

Keeping up with its bold and refined exterior design, Volkswagen redesigned the 2022 Jetta’s front and rear bumpers, added a new Chrome grille, new LED DRLs, headlights, and taillights, a new diffuser with chrome accents on the sides, and standard 16-inch wheels. These improvements give the 2022 Jetta a tough yet sophisticated exterior, bound to catch your eye on the road.

The Sport, SE, and SEL models offer 17-inch alloy wheels standard. The 2022 Jetta is available in seven exterior colors, including three new color options: Kings Red Metallic, Oryx White Metallic, and Rising Blue Metallic.

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Power and Performance

Speaking of power, all 2022 Volkswagen Jettas come equipped with an improved direct-injection EA211, 158-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, delivering 184 pound-feet of torque. That’s a power increase of 11 horsepower from last year’s Jetta models. You’ll have the option between an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual for the true driving enthusiast. The eight-speed is standard on the SE and SEL models.

With an EPA city/highway fuel economy of 31/41 mpg (automatic) and 29/43 mpg (manual), the 2022 Jetta is efficient at its core. The 2022 Jetta, with its ample headroom and legroom, even in the backseat, offers a comfortable and peaceful ride. The new Jetta interior makes for a more engaging acceleration experience.

New for 2022, each Jetta comes with Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance, which covers all manufacturer-recommended maintenance for two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.


Adding to the standard features, all Jettas come equipped with an infotainment system that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 4-speaker audio system, VW’s App-Connect, and a fairly responsive 6-inch touchscreen display. The SE and SEL models come with MIB3 infotainment, a 10-inch touchscreen standard, a 9-speaker premium audio unit, satellite radio, navigation system, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Safety Features

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta comes equipped with standard safety features that were previously only available via upgrade in earlier models. The new standardized features include Front Assist, which consists of forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alerts.

Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE safety suite package comes standard on the SE and SEL models and adds active blind-spot monitoring, automatic cruise control, lane departure prevention, and semi-autonomous Travel Assist hands-on lane-centering steering system. IQ.DRIVE is available as an upgrade on the S and Sport models.

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