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2022 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

$44,090

Starting MSRP

$20,365
315

Horsepower

158
20/28

City/Hwy MPH

29/43

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2022 Jetta are both well-equipped vehicles from Volkswagen, however, they are quite different in terms of their design, size and features. The Golf R is a sporty and powerful hatchback while the Jetta is a traditional and compact sedan. In this comparison article, we will take a look at the interior, exterior, and technology features of these two models to help you determine which one is the best fit for you.

Starting with the exterior, the Golf R has a more aggressive and sporty design compared to the Jetta. The Golf R has a more aerodynamic body style with a more pronounced front grille, larger air intakes, and a more aggressive stance with wider fenders and larger wheels. The Golf R also has unique R-specific design elements such as a rear spoiler, R-badged side sills, and R-badged front grille. The Jetta on the other hand, has a more traditional and understated design with a more conventional body style. The Jetta also has a more upright body and a more vertical front grille, which gives it a more commanding presence on the road.

Moving on to the interior, both the Golf R and the Jetta are well-appointed vehicles with comfortable and supportive seats. However, the Golf R has a more driver-focused and sporty interior design with a more heavily bolstered seats, a more steeply raked dashboard, and unique R-specific interior elements such as R-badged steering wheel, R-badged gear lever, and R-badged door sills. On the other hand, the Jetta has a more traditional and functional interior design with a flatter dashboard, a more upright seating position and a more spacious cabin which is more family friendly.

In terms of technology, both the Golf R and the Jetta come standard with Volkswagen’s infotainment system, which includes a large touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a variety of connectivity and safety features. The Golf R and the Jetta also both offer available features such as a premium Fender audio system, and a variety of driver assistance technologies such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.

However, the 2022 Golf R comes with an available 12.3-inch digital driver display as standard, while the 2022 Jetta comes with a 8-inch screen as standard. Additionally, the Golf R has available features such as a head-up display, and a driver assistance package which includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. The Jetta, on the other hand, offers a turbocharged engine option which is more powerful than the standard engine option of Golf R and a rear-seat entertainment system which is not available in the Golf R.

Overall, both the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta are well-equipped vehicles with a wide range of advanced features. The Golf R is geared towards those looking for a more powerful and performance-oriented option, while the Jetta is geared towards those looking for a more traditional and spacious sedan.

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