2021 to 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Comparison

2022 Volkswagen Jetta / Jetta GLI Sedan

2022 VW Jetta vs. 2021 VW Jetta

The Jetta has been a familiar member of the affordable sedan market for many years. Known for its reliability and functionality, many Denver Metro drivers have found the Jetta to be a go-to option for efficiency and a fun drive. For the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, the brand has given the sedan even more reasons to continue to be a leading choice for quality-minded customers. An improvement in performance and a new trim level gives a refreshing element to the familiar vehicle compared to its 2021 iteration.


Going from 1.4L to 1.5L, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2022 Jetta sees a welcome increase in horsepower compared to its 2021 counterpart. The 158 horsepower that the 2022 Jetta enjoys is an 11 horsepower increase to the 147 found in the 2021 model year. Whether the vehicle is paired with its standard six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission, the Jetta is a refined vehicle for everyday Denver Metro driving. Not only does the 2022 Jetta have an increase in performance, but the city efficiency also sees an increase from 30 MPG to 31 MPG according to the EPA.

Exterior & Interior Features

The R-Line trim from the 2021 Jetta has been changed to the Sport trim for the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta. Compared to the slight exterior refresh that every other 2022 Jetta has received, the Sport trim gets its own variation of exterior design that rides on gorgeous 17-inch wheels. Adorned in a striking black paint scheme and boasting equally blackened-out pieces both inside and out, the Sport trim is ideal for the Denver Metro customer who likes to make a statement on the road. While all the interior amenities from the 2021 family of Jetta sedans remain the same, there is one noteworthy addition. An eight-inch fully digital instrument cluster has been made a standard feature on the base trim level of the 2022 VW Jetta.

Safety Features

In the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, several premium driver-assistance features were optional add-ons to the sedan. For 2022, these are now standard inclusions. Among the previously optional technology are both Blind Spot Monitoring and Automatic Emergency Braking to give Denver Metro drivers encompassing protection around the vehicle. These also add to the value of the sedan making it a fantastic purchase for any budget. Adaptive Cruise Control remains an available option on the 2022 Jetta and is encouraged for drivers who want to spend more time enjoying their time on the highway.

Shop for a New 2022 Volkswagen Jetta at Emich VW in Denver, CO

When you visit Emich Volkswagen in Denver, you are greeted by sales professionals who are committed to answering any questions you have about our inventory, including the 2022 VW Jetta. Economical and versatile, the 2022 Jetta is the perfect sedan for those looking to have a fun time driving all around Colorado. Emich VW is happy to provide you with an excellent selection of vehicles along with the flexible financing that makes owning one affordable on virtually any budget!

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