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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

Chart is based on 1568 fuel economy reports for the Mazda Mazda3 and 772 fuel economy reports for the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI.

Mazda Mazda3 MPG

Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2015 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2015 39.6 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 38.3 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 33.5 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 36.3 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 37.7 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 39.3 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 36.3 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 34.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010.5 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 34.9 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 36.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 39.4 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 35.3 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006.5 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2005 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2005 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2005 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2005 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2005 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2004 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2004 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2004 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2004 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2004 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 39 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 Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.0  
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 107 39.6  
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 0 25.6  
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 30 3 63 72 38.3  
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.5  
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 8 22 71 69 29.2  
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 19 27 55 66 36.3  
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 16 25 59 70 37.7  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.7  
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 9 23 29 40 110 28.7  
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 1 14 84 61 39.3  
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 21 34 45 66 31.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 4 12 83 81 35.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 54 0 46 70 25.0  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 13 28 25 34 75 21.7  
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 10 26 30 34 62 36.3  
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 24 14 62 108 29.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 7 8 80 67 28.9  
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 42 26 30 70 27.3  
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 2 10 88 70 34.9  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 7 14 69 70 26.8  
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 110 29.7  
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 10 31 16 43 65 24.1  
2010.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 110 25.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 13 14 69 78 28.8  
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 26.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 22 24 43 63 30.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 6 45 49 67 34.9  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 13 15 14 58 67 24.2  
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 21 34 37 74 27.8  
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 3 20 17 60 70 24.2  
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 65 11 20 95 24.8  
2009 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 100 36.9  
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 33 18 44 103 26.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 19 23 51 71 23.7  
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 11 28 59 71 25.6  
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 10 23 59 94 29.1  
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 47 1 50 65 29.1  
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 22 2 77 60 39.4  
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1  
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 27 24 38 71 22.1  
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 22 21 24 70 26.9  
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 7 20 69 63 28.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 13 27 14 45 73 24.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3  
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 17 23 46 101 31.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 10 31 55 85 31.0  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 14 12 67 69 25.1  
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 15 33 42 69 25.8  
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 42 18 30 75 25.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1  
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 24 23 48 92 25.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 6 52 38 68 31.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 24 14 52 85 28.8  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 4 34 25 36 64 24.1  
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 13 12 37 38 75 25.1  
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 22 12 57 76 28.2  
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 90 16.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 8 33 31 28 78 26.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 21 49 72 28.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 44 10 46 75 30.2  
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0  
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 13 24 24 40 62 26.2  
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 23 25 42 72 28.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 13 73 93 30.2  
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 55 23 20 69 26.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 29 18 41 66 29.2  
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 9 22 18 51 76 29.0  
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 39 15 34 76 24.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 35 18 42 91 26.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 10 24 55 69 26.5  
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 10 23 63 90 29.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 18 18 55 81 29.6  
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 29 23 40 78 29.5  
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 17 28 39 72 25.3  

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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
2017 4dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 3 44 53 70 30.1  
2016 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 5 0 85 77 31.6  
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 24 25 51 53 30.0  
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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Mazda Mazda3 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 Mazda Mazda3 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 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Ever since gas guzzling rotary engines almost put Mazda out of business in the 1970s, fuel economy has been a company weakness. The 2013 Mazda3 with a 167-horsepower 2.5-liter engine and five-speed automatic transmission managed only 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway in the EPA's tests. (The same engine with a manual transmission did even worse, 20/28.) The 2014 with a new SKYACTIV 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission fares much better, 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. A $1,600 Tech Package (on the tested car) adds a capacitor-based regenerative braking system that bumps these ratings to 28/38. Quite impressive for a large, fairly powerful four-cylinder engine. The i's 155-horsepower 2.0-liter engine does a bit better still, 30/40, but anyone who cares about driving will gladly trade a 2-3 mpg to pick up 29 horsepower. In my real-world, sub-freezing suburban driving, the trip computer reported a two-way average around 40 mpg when I drove with a feather-light right foot. Push the car harder and high-20s to mid-30s happen. The Focus also manages 27/37 in the EPA's tests, but wasn't quite as efficient as the Mazda in my real-world driving. Others including the 23/35 Dodge Dart GT and 21/29 Kia Forte SX don't come close. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda Mazda3

Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Even with the 2.5L 'S' Option, the Mazda SkyActiv tech gives the Mazda3 a very impressive 28/39MPG. The 2.0L standard option gives 31/42. That's pretty standard in most new cars, however the performance for that economy is well above average. Good engines, these are. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30+mpg avg since new; starting to improve to around 33mpg per tankful, mixed driving, more town than highway see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While reviews are mixed, the Skyactiv engine delivers as promised for me. With over 70% city/suburb driving, I've yet to average under 30mpg (odo/pump). Set the cruise control at 65-70 and > 40mpg is easy on a flat highway. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Excellent fuel economy with the skyactiv 155hp engine see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car does very well.. I drive mostly highway during the week, but a lot of rush hour driving means lots of stop and go. Even with that and the around town driving I do on the weekends, I am still averaging 38.1 MPG! see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hard to beat 40 mpg in a car that drives as well and has the performance of the Mazda3. Most ZOOM ZOOM for the price of any car I test drove. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I drive it on the highway at a constant speed of about 78 with the cruise control on, for my daily commute . Very little traffic on my commute, and speed limit is 70. I get about 33 mpg, or 380 miles per tank. I've found that long-range runs of an hour or more seems to burn out the gunk, and I have better fuel economy for the next week or two. I figure driving near 80 is killing the advertised 39 mpg with the Skyactiv engine. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
great gas mileage even for a lead-foot like myself. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Better mpg then the Suzuki and very consistant. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Avg. 27mpg over the past two years. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy has been OK. I usually do a 50/50 mix and in good weather, I get in the high 7s/100km or about 30 MPG. In the cold weather, it's been closer to 9L/100km or about 26 MPG. Strangely, it's about the same economy I got with my 99 Civic w/ 4 spd auto. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
22 mpg (city) in a car this small is abysmal. 27 highway is worse. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have the Grand Touring model with the upped engine. Fuel economy is very poor compared to other cars in its class. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It sucks (literally). Slightly better than 25 mpg overall (I am driving one with a bigger engine). The 3 i variant would do better without much sacrafaces. But the rating is still below Civics and Corollas of the world. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy in the VW GTI is slightly better than the Mazda 3, but it requires premium fuel. In the end, it's about even. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
We average aprox 22MPG. Dont buy the Speed version of the Mazda 3 if your looking for fuel economy. Buy it if you have a smile pasted on your face when you drive. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
only 22 MPG highway - with a lead foot. My RAV4 V6 gets the same MPG see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
20mpg average for me, mostly city driving see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
needs premium gas see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
economy is average, but not the main reason to purchase. see full Mazda Mazda3 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 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
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I like the gearing of the 6-speed and the high-way economy of 31+ 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
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
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
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
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
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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
requires premium gas. 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