The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is a surprisingly upscale and spacious small car, so don't be misled by its tiny classification.

Despite having a more understated appearance than competitors like the flamboyant Hyundai Elantra, the VW has a notably quiet and smooth ride.

Volkswagen Jetta has a 158-hp turbo four that won't thrill, but a manual transmission adds some fun.

Although it might not be the enthusiast's first pick, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta should nonetheless be able to please the majority of people.

What's New for 2022?

The 2022 Jetta gets updated exterior appearance, new standard and optional features, and a Taos engine improvement.

158-hp 1.5-liter turbo four replaces Jetta's 147-hp 1.4-liter turbo four. Sport replaces R-Line in the lineup.

The base S model now comes with an 8.0-inch digital gauge display and driver assistance including autonomous emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.

Price of Volkswagen Jetta

The lowest-priced automatic Volkswagen Jetta costs $19,795. The SEL Premium costs $28,045.

The Sport has 17-inch wheels, black exterior and interior decorations, and an electronically-locking front diff for increased performance.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Every Volkswagen Jetta has a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 158 hp and 184 lb-ft.

An eight-speed automatic transmission is an option in addition to the base model's six-speed manual transmission.

Comfortable and quiet, the sedan's mild steering lacks precision. Its peaceful nature will please those who want calm travel.

Compared to the Mazda 3, the Jetta isn't pleasant to drive around roundabouts and leans into sharp curves at high speeds.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Higher trims have more equipment, but every cabin caters to the driver and has good sight..

The priciest models have customizable inside lighting, wireless device charging, and ventilated front seats.

The Jetta's foldable seats fit three more bags than the Golf's (18 overall). Jetta has door pockets and a large center console.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Every Volkswagen Jetta has responsive touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Every Volkswagen Jetta 2022 features a mobile hotspot with a data plan. Top two trims have wireless charging.