Volkswagen Jetta MPG Fuel Economy

March 10th, 2022 by

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy

The Volkswagen Jetta is a fuel-efficient sedan that is both reliable, practical, and affordable. With an estimated combined highway and city of 35 miles per gallon, the 2022 Jetta is an excellent option for car buyers seeking a fuel-efficient car for sale. Bill Jacobs Volkswagen in Naperville offers an incredible selection of 2021 and 2022 VW Jetta models for sale and available for pre-order.

Frequently Asked Questions – VW Jetta Fuel Economy

What Type of Gas Goes Into My 2022 Volkswagen Jetta?

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta runs on regular unleaded gasoline. That means you don’t need to pay for expensive premium gas to get the most out of your VW Jetta MPG. You can save about $1.00 per gallon by having a vehicle that uses regular unleaded gasoline. And since the 2022 Jetta has a fuel tank capacity of about 13.2 gallons, that means a lot of extra cash in your wallet!

Do AWD or FWD Vehicles Earn Higher MPG Ratings?

In general, FWD vehicles get better fuel-economy ratings. Typically, this is because front-wheel-drive models have a lower drivetrain weight. Lighter-weight vehicles, in general, will have better MPG ratings. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is a FWD vehicle so will offer the highest MPG rating possible for its weight.

How Many Miles Per Gallon Will My 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Get?

6-Speed Manual Transmission

Coming in with an EPA-estimated 43 mpg on the highway, the new Jetta does not disappoint.  The full 2022 Jetta fuel economy ratings for the standard six-speed manual transmission come out to 29 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg combined.

8-Speed Automatic Transmission

The 8-Speed automatic 2022 Jetta S model earned a rating of 31 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 35 mpg. Also equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission are the SE and SEL models, which have identical ratings of 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 33 mpg combined.

How Can I Maximize Fuel Efficiency in My 2022 Volkswagen Jetta?

Go Easy on the Brakes. Depending on the type of vehicle, poor driving habits can negatively affect fuel economy between 15% and 30%. Based on the current national average of over $4.00 per gallon (for regular gasoline), driving sensibly, and not like a race car driver, can lead to an equivalent gas savings of between 31 cents and $1.24 per gallon.

Drive the Speed Limit. According to, for every five miles per hour that exceed 50 mph, drivers pay an equivalent of about 22 cents more for each gallon of gas. While each vehicle has its own optimal speed for fuel efficiency, speeding can result in 7% to 14% reduced fuel economy. Driving at slower speeds can save 22 to 43 cents per gallon.

Keep the Interior Junk Free. An additional 100 pounds in your car can reduce gas mileage by up to 1%. The reduction is relative to the vehicle’s weight: Smaller vehicles are more affected by increased weight than larger ones. For every 100 pounds in extra weight, plan on spending up to 3 cents more per gallon.

Turn off Your Engine. Idling gets zero miles per gallon and collectively consumes several billion gallons of fuel per year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The California Energy Commission (CEC) advises that vehicles should be turned off if the expected wait will be longer than 10 seconds, since an idling vehicle can burn as much as one gallon of gas each hour. Turning the car off can save about 3 cents per minute.

Fill Your Tank Early. Fuel is dispensed by volume. If you fill your tank when it is coolest outside—early in the morning or late at night, and avoid the heat of the day—the fuel will be denser. As a result, you will get more gas for the same amount of money.
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