2022 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage vs. Other Cars

Gizmo Highlights:

Does the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta get good gas mileage?

The fuel economy of this Jetta model is:

  • Excellent compared to all other cars.
  • Excellent compared to other non-hybrid cars.
  • Excellent compared to other non-luxury cars.
  • Excellent compared to other compact sedans.
  • Excellent compared to other 4-cylinder cars.

The 2022 Jetta has an excellent fuel economy, with a combined gas mileage of 35 MPG (31 MPG city – 41 MPG highway). In comparison, the average car in 2022 has a gas mileage of 23.95 MPG (not including fully electric vehicles).

The 2022 Jetta is 46% more fuel-efficient than the average vehicle and is in the 93rd percentile of fuel economy for all cars.

  • S FWD Sedan – 31/41 MPG (35 MPG Combined)
  • Sport FWD Sedan – 31/41 MPG (35 MPG Combined)
  • S FWD Sedan – 29/43 MPG (34 MPG Combined)
  • Sport FWD Sedan – 29/43 MPG (34 MPG Combined)
  • SEL FWD Sedan – 29/40 MPG (33 MPG Combined)
  • SE FWD Sedan – 29/40 MPG (33 MPG Combined)

The 50th percentile or median gas mileage for all cars in 2022 is 23 MPG. You can generally gauge how good a car’s fuel economy is by looking at which percentile of gas mileage it falls under.

If your gas mileage is above the median, you are better than the majority. If your gas mileage falls below the 50 percentile, then most people have a better gas mileage than you.

Consider the 0-35th percentiles as bad, the 40th-60th percentiles as acceptable, and the 65th-100th percentiles as good.

Cost of Fuel

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta takes regular unleaded, the price of which will vary depending on where you live.

At $3.5 per gallon of regular unleaded, driving this sedan will cost you:

  • 1-mile trip: $0.1
  • 5-mile trip: $0.5
  • 15-mile trip: $1.5
  • 10000 miles per year: $1000
  • 12500 miles per year: $1250
  • 15000 miles per year: $1500

When driving 15000 miles per year, the average and median cost of fuel for all cars is $2676.92 and $2550 respectively (in 2022).

The 2022 Jetta is 44% less costly to drive than the average vehicle in 2022. It is in the 6th percentile of fuel costs for all cars, meaning it’s less expensive to drive than most vehicles.


The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta can go 462 miles on a full tank of gas.

Compared to other cars, the range of the Jetta fares very well. The average range for all vehicles, in 2022, is 417 miles. Its range falls into the 75th percentile, above the median of 414 MPG.

By Vehicle Category

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is classified as a compact sedan. The average and median fuel economy for this segment is 29 MPG and 28.5 MPG, respectively. This puts it in the 85th percentile of the gas mileage for compact sedans.

The 2022 Jetta is a non-luxury vehicle. Non-luxury cars are, on average, 20.8% more fuel-efficient than their luxury counterparts.

The average gas mileage for non-luxury cars is 26.52 MPG.

The average sedan has a gas mileage of 25.97 MPG. The 2022 Jetta is 34.77% more fuel-efficient than the average sedan.

By PowerTrain

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is a gas car. This means that the car is powered by a gasoline engine, which takes gasoline as a fuel source.

The average combined gas mileage for a gas car is 22.75 MPG. At 35 MPG, the 2022 Jetta is 53.85% more fuel-efficient than the average gas vehicle. It is in the 98th percentile of gas mileage for the segment, putting it above the median of 22 MPG.

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is fitted with a 4-cylinder engine. The average and median fuel economy for a 4-cylinder car is 28.67 MPG and 27 MPG respectively. The engine is turbocharged. Turbocharged engines are generally 20-30 percent more fuel-efficient than non-turbocharged engines.

Horsepower-Gas Mileage Multiple

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has a gas mileage-horsepower multiple of 5530 MPG.HP. The average compact sedan has an MPG-HP multiple of 7226. The higher the number, the better.

The gas mileage-horsepower multiple is an easy-to-understand indicator of how efficiently the powertrain moves the vehicle, relative to its power.

Heavier vehicles and cars with undersized engines will typically have lower scores. Sports cars and hybrids typically score higher. It’s best to compare scores with cars that are in the same vehicle category.

Vs. Other Volkswagen Cars

2022 Volkswagen cars have an average fuel economy of 26.5 MPG. The median (50th percentile) is 27 MPG. With a gas mileage of 35 MPG, the Jetta is one of the brand’s more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2022.

There are 12 2022 Volkswagen models and trims (by per engine spec) sold in the United States. The Jetta ranks 1 by fuel economy.

Carbon Emissions

The 2022 Jetta emits 8396 pounds of carbon per year.

The average 2022 automobile, driving 15000 miles, burns roughly 13149 pounds of carbon per year.

Gizmo Score

We score the fuel economy of the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta based on how well it fares when compared to other vehicles of its year. An average or standard score is 50.

Many factors are considered, such as the vehicle’s category, power, weight, and engine size (relative to other vehicles). For example, if a full-size pickup truck and a small sedan both do 25 MPG, the full-size pickup truck will typically have the higher score. This is because 25 MPG is considered excellent gas mileage for a pickup truck, but bad gas mileage for a small sedan.

All factors are not weighed equally, however. Most points go towards the fuel economy relative to all vehicles.

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