We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen MPG

Chart is based on 2018 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Prius and 230 fuel economy reports for the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Toyota Prius MPG

Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2016 55.3 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2015 44.8 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2014 46.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2013 60.0 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2013 11.5 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2012 50.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2012 66.6 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2012 52.4 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2011 49.7 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2010 47.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2009 46.9 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2008 49.0 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2007 50.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2006 49.6 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2005 48.6 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2004 45.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2003 44.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2002 45.8 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2001 45.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 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 Hatch 95-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills light hvy 13 40 33 15 55 55.3  
2015 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 0 2 34 65 70 44.8  
2014 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 0 1 56 43 72 46.2  
2013 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 3 24 73 69 60.0  
2013 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 5 19 49 27 60 11.5  
2012 4dr Sedan 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 35 65 65 50.5  
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt hvy 2 19 2 78 73 66.6  
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt light 7 49 18 26 59 52.4  
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 1 9 36 54 63 49.7  
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med light 7 19 31 44 69 47.8  
2009 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 8 30 60 67 46.9  
2008 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 22 17 56 62 49.0  
2007 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills light light 13 26 19 43 64 50.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 8 21 31 39 66 49.6  
2005 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 6 14 28 52 70 48.6  
2004 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 9 20 18 53 92 45.6  
2003 4dr Sedan 70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 10 26 19 45 71 44.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 15 8 24 53 64 45.8  
2001 4dr Sedan 70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 10 28 21 41 68 45.5  

Return to top

This page shows only averages. See all the Toyota Prius fuel economy data.

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  

Return to top

Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 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 Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen'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.

See TrueDelta's information for all Hatchbacks
See TrueDelta's information for all Toyota models and Volkswagen models.

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 The new Toyota Prius's EPA ratings are the best of any car without a plug: 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway. Well, almost. That honor specifically goes to the Prius Two Eco, the variant I tested. With more battery-powered range, some aerodynamic enhancements, and a slightly lower curb weight, the Prius Two Eco scores 58/53. The Ford C-MAX's EPA ratings aren't in the same league: 42/37. When running on gasoline, the Chevrolet Volt doesn't test as well as the Prius: 42/43. But you can plug in the Volt for about 50 miles of electric-only range. The new Honda Civic, among the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid compacts, manages 31/41. In my real-world driving the Prius Two Eco easily beat its EPA ratings, at least in temperate weather. Driven with a very light foot on my standard suburban route, it twice averaged 93 mpg, easily the best in my testing of any car without a plug. When the air temperature dropped into the 40s, though, I couldn't quite manage 60 mpg. On a 70-mph highway in mild weather the Prius averaged just over 60 mpg. Overall for the week it averaged 65 mpg, nearly double the C-MAX and more than double the Civic. My efforts were aided by some of the most thorough driving style feedback you'll find in a car. The Prius scores how you acclerate, cruise, and brake, and provides tips for improvement. It also stores your average mpg daily for a month, then monthly over a long time period. see full Toyota Prius review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
This is the obvious number one reason to buy a Prius. Unlike Ford, Nissan and others who make hybrid vehicles, the Toyota usually came out ahead in MPG- even in the freezing cold winter of Minnesota. The mileage ranged from 42+ in the winter to well over 59-62 in the spring-fall. My best tank was 601 miles to a tank of regular Costco gas. see full Toyota Prius review
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Great, a number one factor with high gas prices. see full Toyota Prius review
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The gas mileage of the Prius is unbeatable. With the price of gas climing at the pump it was time to buy the Prius. see full Toyota Prius review
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Fuel economy is excellent. Also, the car is very rromy with lots of leg room and can carry some pretty big cargo. I once had 7 people in it for 15 minutes, not recomended as it was reaaly slow and too heavy for its braking power. In 25,00 miles NOTHING has gone wrong or needed repair. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
never disapoints. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The new Prius is even easier to drive in a responsible manner and has improve MPG from previous models. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
At over 50 mpg no other production vehicle can touch it. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
it gives the highest mileage among all cars. Beats Honda Insight hands down. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I actually think the fuel economy is very similar for the MINI Cooper and the Prius, because I drive mostly in the city. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Consistance 50+ mpg see full Toyota Prius review
Toyota Prius Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The engine continues to run when I stop at a stop street, red light or in traffic. That is a sin. There is no excuse to continue running any engine if the car is not moving. see full Toyota Prius 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