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 Troy, MI

Are you trying to decide between the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2022 model year? This compact car has been a strong contender for auto shoppers in the Troy area and beyond since it was originally released in 1979. One reason for its lasting appeal is the continued efforts by Volkswagen to modernize it with periodic updates. The Jetta benefited from a major overhaul when the seventh generation debuted in 2019, and there are also a few notable improvements to the 2022 version. Are you ready to learn about the differences between the 2021 Jetta and the 2022 version?


The differences between the 2021 and 2022 Jetta start under the hood. For 2021, the Jetta pulls 147 horsepower from its turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. The 2022 Jetta receives 158 horsepower from a turbo-powered 1.5-liter, four-cylinder powertrain. You can choose between a six-speed manual or an automatic eight-speed transmission in select trim levels for both years.


The 2022 Jetta has also been refreshed throughout the exterior. In a side-by-side comparison, you will notice that the 2022 Jetta has a redesigned grille and reshaped front and rear bumpers. A chrome ribbon outlines the hexagonal grille, and it is sectioned via a central chrome bar. On the sides, the grille is now integrated with LED-enhanced headlights. Notably, the prominent personality lines that run across the door panels and down the hood are unchanged between the 2021 and 2022 model years.


You will also notice various differences between the 2021 and 2022 Jetta when you compare their features. In 2022, features like a digital gauge cluster, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision mitigation become standard on all trim levels. Adaptive cruise control is standard for the first time at the Jetta SE trim level. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are introduced as standard features in the 2022 Jetta SEL. On the other hand, there are a variety of features that are standard or available for both model years. These are a push-button ignition, heated front seats, a rear camera, a 6.5-inch or 8-inch touch display screen, USB ports, Car-Net, and more.

Our team at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy is focused on customer satisfaction, so you can count on us to help you make a new car selection that you will love. To inquire about the Jetta cars available in our inventory today, contact our Volkswagen sales reps via the website or phone today.

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