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VW Jetta gets a slightly better fuel economy in 2022 thanks to a larger and more powerful engine

The latest evidence that fuel economy is a tricky business comes from the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, where EPA fuel economy figures have just been released. Equipped with a slightly larger and slightly more powerful engine, fuel efficiency is also slightly improved.

Automaker announced in August The standard Jetta’s 1.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder will be replaced by a kindly lent 1.5-liter engine. VW Taos.. That is, the sedan produces 158 hp (160 PS / 117 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque. It has 11 horsepower more than the 2021 model engine and no extra torque.

According to EPA, Its efficiency is holistic. Despite being larger and more powerful, compact sedans also get a slightly better fuel economy. With an 8-speed automatic transmission, you get a total of 31 mpg cities, 41 mpg highways, and 35 mpg (7.5 / 5.7 / 6.7 L / 100 km). This is an improvement over the 2021 model with 29 cities, 39 highways and 33 combinations (8.1 / 6.0 / 7.1 L / 100km).

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Buy with 6-speed manual transmissionBut the story is a little more subtle. For 2022, the manual model will get 29 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, for a total of 34 mpg (8.1 / 5.4 / 6.9 L / 100 km). This means losing 1 mile per gallon in the city, but earning 2 miles on the highway compared to last year’s model. In other words, the combined fuel consumption does not change at all.

Curiously Jetta GLI It also improves fuel economy, at least in terms of power, even if the engine hasn’t changed.The high-performance model, equipped with a 7-speed DSG gearbox, gets 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, for a total of 30 mpg (9.0 / 6.3 / 7.8 L / 100 km) (only with the manual). The difference is the 36 mpg highway [6.5 L/100km]). Meanwhile, in 2021, the EPA evaluated the Jetta GLI DSG in 24 cities, 35 highways, and a total of 28 (9.8 / 6.7 / 8.4 L / 100 km).

Like last year, the sporty Jetta uses a 2.0-liter EA888 in-line 4-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp (231 PS / 170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm). VW Jetta gets a slightly better fuel economy in 2022 thanks to a larger and more powerful engine

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