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Audi A3 / S3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen MPG

Chart is based on 179 fuel economy reports for the Audi A3 / S3 and 230 fuel economy reports for the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Audi A3 / S3 MPG

Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2015 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2015 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2013 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2012 37.8 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2011 39.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2010 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2010 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2010 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2009 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2009 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2009 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2008 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2008 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2008 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2007 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 33.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med light 33 16 5 47 68 28.8  
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 3 27 38 32 66 30.2  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 70 42.0  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 6 36 10 49 84 37.8  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 1 24 21 54 69 39.3  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 100 0 0 0 16.7  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
mtns light none 10 10 50 30 60 24.5  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 5 30 56 75 36.8  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 20 20 20 40 75 28.2  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 31 39 20 68 26.0  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 9 40 17 34 74 25.2  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 21 16 46 86 25.5  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 12 19 12 57 71 27.5  
2008 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 27 27 2 45 70 19.0  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 34 20 36 74 26.8  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 4 17 22 58 83 29.4  
2007 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 6 14 30 50 71 22.2  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 35 16 45 85 26.2  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 17 28 22 33 89 24.9  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light hvy 0 20 60 20 100 33.6  
2006 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 1 34 33 32 74 19.8  

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Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen MPG

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2012 47.7 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2012 36.9 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2012 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2011 42.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2011 33.9 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2011 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2011 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2010 41.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2010 40.6 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2010 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2009 36.3 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2009 44.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2009 39.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2009 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2009 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 10 25 65 70 47.7  
2012 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 1 6 22 70 74 36.9  
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 80 10 75 23.2  
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 9 18 68 73 42.6  
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 35 8 30 27 74 33.9  
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 17 0 83 0 0 26.0  
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 43 24 33 63 24.2  
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 13 29 55 68 41.0  
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 9 10 14 67 68 40.6  
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 75 6 13 67 25.0  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 14 10 16 61 78 36.3  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 9 0 36 55 100 44.4  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 3 17 30 50 63 39.6  
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 5 43 50 70 25.6  
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 20 52 22 68 24.6  

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Audi A3 / S3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Audi A3 / S3

Audi A3 / S3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 For a car that can get from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds, the Audi S3 can be quite economical. The tested 2016's EPA ratings were 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. For 2017, the S3's ratings have fallen to 21/28 for no obvious reason. Maybe the updates pushed the car into a higher test weight class. I doubt the car's real-world fuel economy has changed. I observed 25 mpg in suburban driving (with a light foot) and nearly 30 mpg on the highway. Despite its more powerful engine, the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 scores even better than the 2017 S3 (if not quite as good as the 2016): 23/30. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Audi A3 / S3

Audi A3 / S3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Spectacular. I'm completely sold on diesel. Car can get well over 40mpg on the highway. Worst I've seen thus far is ~36mpg on a tank. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
Good fuel economy for a sport car w/ some cargo space. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
28-30mpg while getting o it! see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
I am getting 30+ MPG in mixed 50/50 city/hwy driving. Hwy MPG if <70 MPH is easily 34 MPG+. If it had 7 gears, MPG at 70+ would be far better. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Higher than expected for a turbo engine (average about 30 highway and 22 city). see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Great for its performance class see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
While the 2.0T has power to spare, it can also achieve excellent economy when driven lightly. I average 26 mpg/city with spirited driving, and I hit 32 mpg/highway easily (36+ mpg when babying it). The DSG transmission is more efficient than a manual too! see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
26mpg real life see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
23 cty/30 hwy - this is great fuel economy in a car that can get up and go on the interstate, but still zip around town in style. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
20mpg city 24 mpg highway see full Audi A3 / S3 review
Audi A3 / S3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
22 Highway. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
A car this size should weight 3600+ lbs. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mid 30s in town about 40 so far on trips expect better as the engine breaks in and we take more freeway trips see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2012 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Excellent with the TDI - not sure the gas version. see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
No need to sacrifice mpg to get that power. Have gotten 50 mpg on highway trips of 40 miles. Averaging 39 mpg at fill-ups. Getting 300 miles to half a tank of gas. see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Our Sportwagen, automatic, has 17,000 mostly country/suburban miles. We routinely get 43 mpg and the mileage seems to have improved a bit, maybe 2-3 mpg since new. Top mileage is about 47 mph on the interstate, low is about 37 in combined in-town/suburban winter driving. For a car that is fun to drive and responsive at the stop light, this seems very good to me. Right now, diesel is at a premium compared to gas, but we still are saving money on fuel. Mileage on other brands of small wagons was much lower for the same utility. A friend with a new, 2013 Subaru wagon got 30 mpg on a long trip and was happy, but nothing like the TDI delivers. see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I was hoping for a bit better than the 8+ litres/100 km we are getting with this Sportwagen. I was hoping it would be closer to the 6 l/100 km advertised on the window sticker. see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
The TDI is a great contender in the fuel economy range. I do alot of driving and it would have presented great savings to me if I was able to located one when I needed to purchase a car. see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
With 32k Miles on the odo, the mileage keeps improving. I think the engine will be fully broken in at about 50k see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Porsche performance with Prius economy see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I was getting around 50 mpg on steady state freeway driving. But the performance was far from economy car- Way better! Can imagine what is possible when the car gets broke in. Excellent all around. see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Sportwagen's fuel economy is exactly what you'd expect from a fairly substantial compact wagon and a 2.5 litre gas engine, not the magically impossible gas mileage posted on the window sticker at the dealership! see full Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review