The impressive fuel economy of the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

If you're in the market for a vehicle right now, chances are you're more interested in its fuel economy ratings than ever. With gas prices skyrocketing, it's only natural to revisit your list of criteria and put efficiency at the pump first.

That's a good thing for a model like the Volkswagen Jetta, because its performance at the pump is always impressive. Better yet, it has even been improved this 2022.

New engine

Under the hood of the 2022 Jetta is a new engine. It's not a major revolution, but it's an important step forward, with gains in terms of power (158 horsepower versus 147 for the old engine) and fuel economy.

Basically, the 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine has been dropped and replaced by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. More modern, this model is simply more efficient in every way.

And where we're concerned, at the pump, the engine offers some interesting data. If you pair it with the six-speed manual transmission, you'll get an average of 8.1 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 5.5 liters on the highway. The combined? 6.9 liters, which is excellent.

With the eight-speed automatic transmission, it's better in the city with 7.6 L/100 km. You lose a little on the highway at 5.7 liters, but you gain in total with an overall average of 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

And the beauty of it is that by adopting a smooth driving style, you can improve these ratings, which makes the Jetta even more efficient in use than it looks on paper. Don't be surprised if you get an average rating of 6 liters.

As a bonus, you get a well-built car that's a lot of fun to drive. In the end, you win on all levels with a 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.