Compare 2022 vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta
2022 Volkswagen Jetta 2021 Volkswagen Jetta


1.5L Turbo I-4 1.4L Turbo I-4


158 hp 147 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

29/43 * 30/41 *

  Trim Levels

4 Trim Levels 5 Trim Levels

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

Serving Milwaukee, WI

The Jetta has been a force to be reckoned with in the small car segment for decades. In 2019, the Jetta model’s seventh-generation debuted with exciting updates throughout the cabin and the exterior. Now that you have your eye on the 2022 Jetta, you may be curious to learn about the improvements Volkswagen has made to the model over the last year. While the 2021 and 2022 versions are both mid-generation versions, the Jetta has exceptional updates under the hood and from bumper to bumper.


In 2021, the Jetta had a four-cylinder, turbo 1.4-liter engine. This engine produced 147 horsepower. The 2022 version of the Jetta comes with a turbo 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. This improved engine has the same torque as its predecessor and horsepower bumps up to 158. Both model years are offered with your preference of a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission.


When you compare the 2021 and the 2022 Jetta next to each other, you will see that they both have the same curved, confident profile and dual linear elements through the side doors. However, the 2022 Jetta has a revised grille on its rounded nose. This grille features linear elements that transition into the wraparound LED lights surrounding the headlights. The lower front fascia and the rear bumper have also been redesigned.


The 2021 and the 2022 Jetta share many features that you will undoubtedly appreciate, but the 2022 Jetta has a more intuitive, modernized design. Both versions come with an infotainment system, an auto climate control system, cruise control, forward collision mitigation, digital and analog driver’s gauges, heated seats, and more. The top-of-the-line Jetta SEL for 2022 adds wireless connectivity for the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technologies.

Our Volkswagen of Milwaukee North associates strive to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction, and we are eager to help you continue your comparison of the 2021 and 2022 Jetta cars on the road. Reach out to our Volkswagen of Milwaukee North associates today.

* EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.