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Comparing the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta S vs. SE

Exterior view of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta in white
Jetta S


Jetta SE
$20,365 MSRP

Starting MSRP

$24,095 MSRP


V-Tex Leatherette
Not Available

Heated Front Seats


Adaptive Cruise Control


Blind Spot Monitor

5 passengers

Maximum Seating Capacity

5 passengers

Looking for a fun and sporty new sedan for your Vienna commute? From its phenomenal mpg ratings to its budget-friendly price, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is worth considering! But with so many trims available, it can be hard to decide which is best for your needs. If you’re trying to decide between the Volkswagen Jetta S or SE trim, we can help. Find out which is for you with this VW Jetta trim comparison from Stohlman Volkswagen!



VW Jetta S vs. SE – Similarities

Let’s begin this VW Jetta comparison by highlighting some of the features these trims have in common:

  • Both trims are equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 158 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
  • Both trims offer seating for up to 5 passengers.
  • Both trims are equipped with a Blind Spot Monitor and a Rear View Camera System.

Now that you have a better idea of what features the Jetta S and SE have in common, let’s dive into their differences so you can find out which is a better match for your driving needs.

VW Jetta S vs. SE – Differences

2022 VW Jetta S – Features

Although its the entry-level trim, the Volkswagen Jetta S is packed with cutting-edge technology that helps keep you safe and connected wherever you go:

  • App-Connect
  • 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels
  • 6-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Rear View Camera System
  • And more!

2022 VW Jetta SE – Features

The Volkswagen Jetta SE builds off of the S trim with its own suite of premium features that are sure to bring a level of excitement to your Fairfax drives, including:

  • Heated front seats
  • 17” split 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat with center armrest
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Keyless Access with push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • Travel Assist, Lane Assist, Emergency Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)
  • Optional power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • And more!

Do Your Own VW Jetta Trim Comparison at Stohlman Volkswagen!

Have you decided if you’re taking home the Volkswagen Jetta S or SE trim? If you’re still having trouble choosing between the VW Jetta S vs. SE, our seasoned experts will be happy to walk you through the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta trim levels and answer any questions you may have. Contact us or visit our new vehicle showroom near Alexandria today! In the meantime, feel free to learn more about the VW lineup.


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