The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has just been rated by the EPA and it turns out that the tricks the German manufacturer applied to the new models are working. The new version of the once popular sedan got better MPG figures from the official governing body in the field.
According to the EPA, the 2022 model will save you $1,500 in fuel costs over a 5-year period, compared to the national average for new vehicles. That’s understandable though, as the Jetta does use a rather small engine to begin with.
Therefore, the base models, that are now fitted with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, will return an EPA-estimated 29 mpg inside the city limits, 43 mpg on the highway and 34 mpg combined. That’s if you get the car with the manual six-speed gearbox. That’s most likely not going to be the case, as most Jettas sold in the US are fitted with an automatic gearbox.
In that case, if you go for the same engine but hooked up to the new, optional 8-speed gearbox VW introduced on the Jetta, you’re looking at a rating of 31 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined. SE and SEL trims, with the same engine/transmission combo have been officially rated by the EPA at 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined.
The model line-up also includes the Jetta GLI. Fitted with a 2-liter 4-cylinder, 228 HP turbocharged engine, this version is bound to sip a bit more fuel. Luckily, you also get to choose between a manual gearbox and an automatic, even on the GLI version.
According to the EPA, the manual Jetta GLI should show a fuel consumption of 26 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined. If you go for the automatic, which is a 7-speed DSG gearbox on the GLI, you should see a fuel consumption of 26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined. All these figures are based on regular unleaded gasoline.