Powertrain, safety features, trim levels and prices


The 2022 VW Jetta and Jetta GLI are both “revamped” for the new model year. New styling cues, updated connectivity features and a revised powertrain await potential buyers of the new Jetta. Below, we’ll take a quick and concise look at the VW Jetta 2022, including powertrain options and trim levels. That way, if you’re in the market for a sedan like the Jetta, you’ll have a good idea of ​​what to expect before you hit the dealership.

2022 VW Jetta: engine and transmission

There are two engines available within the 2022 Jetta range, although one is strictly limited to the GLI setup at the top of the mountain. The GLI is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder (VW code EA888) with 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of couple. Otherwise, the Jetta is standard with the 1.5-liter turbo system from the Compact Taos SUV. That engine (VW code EA211) creates 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of couple.

Transmission options are plentiful for the VW Jetta 2022. A six-speed manual is standard for both the Jetta and Jetta GLI, with an optional eight-speed automatic for the Jetta and a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic available for the GLI.

The Jetta GLI takes it one step further with a VAQ electronically controlled torque sensing limited slip differential (let’s face it 10x fast!). The Jetta GLI also employs VW’s proprietary XDS electronic differential lock to improve traction and handling for front-wheel drive vehicles (of which the Jetta is). The XDS electronic differential lock attenuates the effects of understeerThis can happen in front-wheel drive vehicles if a curve is turned too fast.

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VW Jetta 2022 trim levels

The 2022 VW Jetta will be offered in four trim levels, while the GLI will be offered in a fully loaded Autobahn trim. Here is a rundown of each. The MSRP figures below include the $ 995 destination fee.

Jetta S.

The entry-level Jetta S comes standard with 16-inch two-tone aluminum alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors, chrome front grille and bezel exterior windows. A similar interior chrome package completes the seams of the door armrests and the fabric seats. The Jetta S comes standard with Digital Cockpit (eight-inch display), Car-Net, App-Connect and a 6.5-inch infotainment display.

Standard safety features include Front Assist (Front Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring), Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Warning. The IQ.DRIVE package, available for automatic models for $ 995, adds Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Emergency Assist and Travel assistant. Manual transmission models offer a Driver Assistance Package, which includes all of the above features minus Emergency Assist, for $ 955.

A free comfort package comes with the IQ.DRIVE or Driver Assistance packages. The comfort package includes rain-sensitive wipers, an automatic dimming rear-view mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

  • Jetta S from MSRP: $ 21,190 (manual) or $ 21,990 (automatic).


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