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Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

Chart is based on 1060 fuel economy reports for the Ford Focus and 749 fuel economy reports for the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI.

Ford Focus MPG

Ford Focus Ford Focus 2015 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2015 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2014 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 34.7 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2013 35.2 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 31.9 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2012 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2011 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2010 33.6 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2010 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2010 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 34.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 32.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2009 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 30.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2008 33.2 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 32.6 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 33.8 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2007 35.4 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 1 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 32.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2006 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2005 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 32.8 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2004 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 30.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2003 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 14 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2002 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2001 32.6 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 91 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Focus Ford Focus 2000 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 100 39.0  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 1 5 29 65 65 29.4  
2014 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 55 25.8  
2013 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 1 2 22 74 71 34.7  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 29 41 28 75 24.6  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 80 0 5 75 25.6  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 85 15 65 25.4  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 8 23 69 73 35.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 75 20 5 60 31.9  
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 8 17 39 36 71 40.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 13 17 70 82 34.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 4 20 21 55 68 32.3  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 20 14 60 68 31.2  
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 45 8 10 38 78 28.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 65 0 25 120 33.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 15 13 34 40 90 29.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 1 33 26 39 64 30.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 4 7 15 74 69 34.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 24 13 55 72 34.4  
2009 2dr Coupe 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 58 40 70 32.9  
2009 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 19 24 25 32 60 27.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 21 35 35 64 36.2  
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 15 36 45 72 30.9  
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 21 26 49 69 36.8  
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 0 0 18 82 68 33.2  
2007 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 55 0 45 106 25.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 5 9 81 74 28.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 22 4 74 60 32.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 33.8  
2007 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.5  
2007 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 18 7 67 64 35.4  
2006 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 15.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 80 19 1 70 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 8 38 50 64 30.8  
2006 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 12 16 26 47 83 27.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 30 15 40 65 32.2  
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 15 10 71 70 29.8  
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 15 30 40 70 25.0  
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 110 26.9  
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 0 0 95 73 30.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 14 28 51 63 29.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 11 27 54 60 34.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 8 24 24 44 77 26.4  
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 13 4 25 58 96 26.3  
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 23 25 33 20 65 21.9  
2005 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 2 37 57 72 27.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 0 5 90 65 32.8  
2004 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 35 0 60 75 26.5  
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0  
2004 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 27 25 39 60 23.3  
2004 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 0 29.3  
2003 4dr Wagon 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 6 8 20 66 68 29.1  
2003 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 58 40 75 30.5  
2003 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 6 23 70 57 27.5  
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 7 11 25 57 98 31.4  
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 30 10 10 50 102 26.5  
2003 2dr Hatch 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 5 10 75 70 31.0  
2003 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 14 25 60 65 28.8  
2003 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 30 60 75 29.0  
2003 2dr Hatch 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 34.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 40 10 0 50 120 29.4  
2002 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 36 42 14 86 22.5  
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 14 17 23 48 70 31.4  
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 13 3 83 65 32.0  
2001 4dr Wagon 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 120 21.2  
2001 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 50 0 0 50 75 30.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 67 23 9 66 31.8  
2001 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 8 15 78 75 31.8  
2001 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 7 33 33 27 75 32.6  
2000 4dr Wagon 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 2 0 91 68 28.6  
2000 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 70 0 30 60 27.3  
2000 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 80 32.0  
2000 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 50 0 50 90 28.9  

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 31.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 32.2 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 41.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 41.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 43.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 40.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 33.3 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 38.0 MPG Highway Percentage 98 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 42.8 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 41.1 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 49.4 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 43.5 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 33.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 47.1 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 39.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 33.2 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 48.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 45.2 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 42.3 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 39.7 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 43.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 40.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009.5 33.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 45.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005.5 39.8 MPG Highway Percentage 89 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 45.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 41.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 43.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 41.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 61.8 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 45.5 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2001 46.8 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2001 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2001 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 46.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 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
2016 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 13 4 0 83 76 31.1  
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med hvy 3 22 38 37 75 23.2  
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light light 0 0 35 65 70 34.2  
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 5 30 5 60 75 31.3  
2016 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 70 25.0  
2016 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 2 0 10 88 55 32.2  
2015 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 37 63 73 41.0  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 41.3  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 32.7  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 10 72 17 100 27.6  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 43.0  
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 2 35 1 63 97 40.1  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 22 32 47 50 29.7  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 18 1 19 62 65 29.8  
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.3  
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 2 98 75 38.0  
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 42.8  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 10 15 71 74 26.2  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 76 23.5  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 8 11 34 46 67 41.1  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 9 11 71 70 49.4  
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 60 30 113 27.2  
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 5 25 65 65 24.0  
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 1 8 9 82 63 43.5  
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 15 60 15 10 65 30.8  
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 7 17 70 71 33.0  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 65 27.3  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 13 22 12 54 80 28.4  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 100 47.1  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 8 13 48 31 71 39.5  
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 19 80 75 28.0  
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 75 33.2  
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 15 5 20 60 58 48.1  
2011 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 3 3 95 60 31.5  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 12 32 38 19 72 28.5  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 12 18 28 42 66 26.2  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med light 0 0 10 90 110 45.2  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 7 13 16 64 76 42.3  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 15 54 64 39.7  
2010 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 34 0 57 115 30.4  
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 26 30 25 20 105 26.0  
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 19 34 37 71 26.4  
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 20 26 46 91 27.0  
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 4 6 42 48 67 43.4  
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 20 7 15 58 65 40.2  
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 5 30 60 65 27.0  
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 10 13 70 72 27.4  
2009.5 4dr Hatch twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 5 10 55 30 100 33.9  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 0 28 73 68 27.5  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 7 14 43 36 69 27.6  
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 11 19 61 69 27.4  
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 6 50 11 33 68 24.9  
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 13 8 75 70 17.1  
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 8 56 31 67 25.5  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 11 25 23 41 66 25.8  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 13 43 35 125 45.5  
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 4 28 62 65 28.0  
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 9 17 7 67 92 23.0  
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 7 41 51 63 27.8  
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 8 13 28 53 63 26.6  
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med light 8 12 17 62 74 22.3  
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 13 15 28 45 88 28.9  
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.9  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 6 15 72 72 28.2  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 10 24 20 46 73 25.7  
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 6 18 20 57 66 23.9  
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 5 11 81 69 29.2  
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 22 26 14 38 73 25.6  
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 14 20 11 55 80 28.1  
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 7 20 39 35 70 26.8  
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 70 27.0  
2006.5 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 18 55 27 60 23.0  
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 32 19 49 70 27.6  
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 25 25 0 50 60 24.1  
2006.5 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 19 29 42 65 25.8  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 33 17 17 100 32.3  
2006 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 22 28 10 40 120 28.7  
2005.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 7 3 89 70 39.8  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 10 10 75 55 45.0  
2005 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 15 60 20 75 41.0  
2005 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 40 50 10 0 0 19.8  
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 1 9 30 60 75 26.5  
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 9 21 65 74 29.3  
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 25 25 10 40 60 40.0  
2004 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 10 30 44 86 43.7  
2004 2dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 3 32 6 59 73 22.3  
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 13 13 75 75 28.3  
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 25 5 11 60 68 41.4  
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 60 61.8  
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 11 4 2 83 60 45.5  
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 9 62 14 17 130 20.6  
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 8 34 54 68 27.6  
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 8 18 75 68 25.7  
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 6 18 33 45 68 28.0  
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 40 40 60 24.0  
2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 0 75 60 26.0  
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 19 56 73 46.8  
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead light 10 3 28 58 80 29.0  
2001 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 10 85 5 0 N/A 17.7  
2000 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt none 8 21 21 50 60 46.0  
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 50 30 20 60 24.5  
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.8  
2000 2dr Hatch 174-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 32 22 40 70 19.8  

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Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Yes, the most impressive aspect of the Focus ST's engine is its fuel economy. A Mitsubishi Evo is rated 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway by the EPA. A MazdaSpeed3, 18/25. The Ford Focus ST easily exceeds them both, with guilt-free EPA ratings of 23/32. Not that the engine's performance isn't also impressive. With 252 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque, the limiting factor at low speeds is the ability of the front tires to transfer this power and torque to the pavement. At higher speeds it's quick, but not blazingly so. At 3,300 pounds, the Focus ST is too heavy for that. The car's quietness and refinement aren't entirely without a downside. The turbo's boost comes on as a smooth surge, not with a punch to the lower back. Consequently, the Focus ST doesn't feel as quick as it is. see full Ford Focus review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Have never managed to achieve the posted fuel economy average for this car (26), even with extremely careful driving,70% highway. Driving it hard nets only a few mpg worse than hypermile type driving. see full Ford Focus review
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Very good highway mileage; city mpg average at best see full Ford Focus review
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Decent fuel economy. Hitting over 30mpg and occasionaly above 35. see full Ford Focus review
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
It has more horsepower, torque and is quieter than my other car, but gets 4 mpg higher fuel economy in the same driving. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Hard driving - stop and go on the highway gets me 30+ mpg. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Three days of extensive driving only burned up 1/4 of a tank. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy, getting 30 MPG in town see full Ford Focus review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
With mixed highway and city driving and a medium heavy foot, I still average about 31mpg. see full Ford Focus review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The fuel economy is great on a fixed income, and allows us to be able to do a few more things and go a few more places. see full Ford Focus review
2009 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The rated 27 mpg is on the money. I have gotten as high as 37 on the highway. Nice feeling to pass the gas station more often without having to buy gas. see full Ford Focus review
Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It's relatively easy in the other Focus models to average low to mid 30's for economy. This matches the EPA estimates. But the ST struggles to achieve anything close to EPA estimates in the real world. Mileage is more like a minivan than a small sedan. They should have included better engine management (like stop/start) or even separate fuel maps for economy and Sport modes. see full Ford Focus review
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy. Abt 30 mpg with hard highway driving and abt 26-27mpg with all suburban driving. see full Ford Focus review
2007 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
30+ mpg really is not nearly good enough. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Economy is somewhat disappointing for a compact - I average 22 mpg around town. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It was only rated at 24mpg by Consumer Reports - and with a smaller, less powerful engine than the 3 (which was rated at 25) see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy at 30 mpg (average) was OK but not spectacular. I blame the 4 speed automatic for that and suspect I might have done better with the 5 speed manual. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Poor in town and highway. Extremely disappointed. I would not mind the 20mpg if this was translated into 0-60 times of 6 seconds - but it is not. I have no idea where the fuel goes - it is certainly not converted into power. see full Ford Focus review
2004 2dr Hatch 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Lower than expected (23-24mpg avg), but performance makes up for it. see full Ford Focus review
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is very heavy on fuel. Around 11.5l/100km in town and 7.0 to 8.0l/100km on the open road. see full Ford Focus review
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Suburban fuel economy is acceptable, at nearly 30 mpg. But on the highway, with the engine spinning well over 3,000 rpm, fuel economy also struggles to crack 30. Many much larger, much more powerful cars achieve better highway fuel economy. Some owners have fitted the fifth gear from the related transmission in the Mazda6 to get more of an overdrive. see full Ford Focus review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 Compared to a crossover, a wagon should also go farther on a gallon of gas, especially on the highway, as it has a smaller frontal area to propel through the atmosphere. In the EPA's tests, the Mazda CX-5 (with front-wheel-drive) managed to slightly outscore the Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen, 26 to 25 mpg. But the GSW fares better in the highway test, 35 vs. 33 mpg. In my real-world suburban driving, I had a much easier time getting the trip computer average over 30 mpg in the Volkswagen, and occasionally even nudged it to 40. In a couple of 70-mph highway drives the VW averaged 37 mpg, a little better than its EPA rating. The CX-5's trip computer averages were usually in the mid-20s, and sometimes in the upper 20s, but rarely got to 30. Granted, the tested CX-5 had all-wheel-drive, which likely cost it a couple mpg (24/30 in the EPA tests). Fuel economy will also vary more with driving style in the VW, with its smaller (1.8-liter vs. 2.5-liter) but turbocharged engine. By nature turbocharged engines use less fuel when driven with a light foot, but will literally force feed themselves when asked to do so. Drive the Golf SportWagen con brio, and the trip computer average will plummet below 25. Whether you get 25 mpg or 35 mpg in the suburbs in this car really is up to you. Experimenting with various styles of driving--for science--I averaged 27.8 for the entire week. The GSW's predecessor, the Jetta SportWagen, was powered by an engine more similiar in specification to the Mazda's, a normally aspirated 2.5 (albeit with this displacement spread over five cylinders rather than four). In the EPA's tests it managed only 23/30. Overall, both the Volkswagen and the Mazda get excellent fuel economy for vehicles with their combination of cargo hauling capacity and performance, but the VW's lesser frontal area and smaller engine give it more upside potential. For those desiring even better fuel economy, the Golf SportWagen used to be available with a 31/42-rated diesel engine. You've probably heard why the TDI is no longer available. While the 1.8T engine can't match the now verboten diesel's combination of low-end torque and fuel efficiency, you'll be hard-pressed to find a gasoline engine in an affordable compact that comes closer. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Hard to argue with 40+ miles per gallon (and we are getting better than that on some tanks). Just took at 1500 mile road trip and averaged 50.8mpg. Diesel is currently cheaper than premium too. The Golf R is EPA rated for 24mpg but less if driven hard. Update: after 3 months 5,000mi getting 44 mpg combined. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The Golf TDI easily beats the Honda in fuel economy, while giving up little in performance. We just took at trip in the TDI and averaged 48.8mpg. The Honda V6 is very efficient, but can't compare. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I'm averaging in the mid to upper 40 mpg (around 4.9 l/100 km) range combined, with about 70% of my driving on the highway. Quite satisfied. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
I have only had this car for one day, but I put 150 miles on it yesterday and averaged 40 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 40 mpg over the first 200 miles. Online reports indicate this will go up as engine accumulates miles and breaks in. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 40 mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Among similar "hot hatch" models, the GTI gets the best fuel economy by 5-10 mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get 30 easily driving it 50/50 city and highway, and not being particularly hard on it (but not beating it either). see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
So far averaging 25mpg with spirited mix of city (65%) and hwy (35%) driving. Great fuel economy even for a fast turbo charged car. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In this day and age, this particular engine should have been able to have an overall fuel consumption figure of 28 to 30 mpg rather than 24 to 25 mpg combined. (its geared more towards performance rather than economy). The car is definitely no slouch, and acceleration is quite good. But in terms of fuel economy these days, having your cake and eating it too is a given isn't it? One saving grace is that this is VW's most reliable engine, so being able to drive a German engineered affordable substantial vehicle is a worthy trade off. At least, that's the excuse i used. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Honestly, this isn't terrible - I do a lot of highway driving and my trip computer has registered up to about 40 mpg (which may be optimistic, but its usually closer to 35). This is the (admittedly small) price you pay for a five-cylinder engine with lots of torque and great top-gear acceleration. In light of the exaggerations other small-car makers have promulgated lately, the Golf doesn't look horrible. But it does make fuel economy numbers that would've been good five years ago, and it's easy to do better now. There is no comparison to a hybrid or a diesel, for sure (but these all cost at least 5K more). see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I avg about 25/26 mostly hwy/I understand with the bigger motor less economy but low compared to others in this category/ but if speed is what your after this may be for you its faster than most in this category . see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Does not get very good gas mileage. 20-21mpg? The fuel map has weird cutoff points and the stock intake system has a HUGE delay + drive by wire delay see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The economy is OK for a sporty car, but it requires premium fuel for best performance. A sacrifice I am willlng to live with. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I only get about 23-26mpg, even on long highway trips. The EPA rating for highway is 29 and I struggle to even come close. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
18 city 23 highway is nothing to brag about considering it only has 250hp w/ 6 gears. It has drastically improved since covering 2k miles; last tank was well over 25mpg in mixed driving. Weight of AWD, stong winds, and stop/go kill the mileage. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
averaging about 7 l/100 km, shuld be better on the highway see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
4 cylinder performance with 6 cylinder fuel economy see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
In highly mixed driving (aggressive, city, relaxed, highway) I only manage 20 mpg on a good day. More often than not I only can get 18. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review