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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)
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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage

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
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 20 30 50 50 33.0
  hills med none 0 20 30 50 50 28.7
  hills med none 0 25 35 40 50 27.4
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 22 32 47 50 29.7
  Averages hills med none 0 22 32 47 50 29.7
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 6 11 83 70 30.0
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 6 11 83 70 30.0
  Averages flat med light 0 6 11 83 70 30.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (11 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 2 98 75 38.0
  Averages flat light none 0 0 2 98 75 38.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 38.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 98 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (2 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 39.6
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 45.7
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 43.0
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 42.8
  Averages flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 42.8
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 42.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 26.8
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.2
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.1
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.1
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.7
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.6
  Averages flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 30 0 30 75 23.5
  flat med hvy 40 10 0 50 75 24.1
  flat med hvy 40 10 0 50 80 22.2
  flat med light 40 30 0 30 75 24.0
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 76 23.5
  Averages flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 76 23.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (40 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 14 38 38 70 40.1
  flat light none 5 5 20 70 60 45.0
  hills light none 10 15 45 30 70 38.3
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 8 11 34 46 67 41.1
  Averages hills light none 8 11 34 46 67 41.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 41.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 5 10 15 70 70 48.7
  flat med light 14 8 6 72 70 50.2
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 9 11 71 70 49.5
  Averages flat med light 10 9 11 71 70 49.5
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 49.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (11 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 70 20 120 28.9
  flat med none 5 5 50 40 110 26.3
  flat med none 5 5 50 40 110 25.2
  flat lead none 5 5 70 20 110 28.4
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 60 30 113 27.2
  Averages flat lead none 5 5 60 30 113 27.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 113 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.1
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.7
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.9
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.5
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.1
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.1
  Averages flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 42.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 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 turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 15 60 15 10 65 30.8
  Averages flat med light 15 60 15 10 65 30.8
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 10 25 60 70 33.8
  flat med light 5 10 25 60 70 31.1
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 33.2
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 32.2
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 33.4
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 10 22 60 70 32.7
  Averages flat med light 8 10 22 60 70 32.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 32.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 65 27.3
  Averages flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 65 27.3
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 10 10 10 70 80 23.0
  flat med none 5 10 20 65 130 26.7
  flat v.lt light 0 9 0 91 60 29.0
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 70 32.1
  flat med hvy 15 55 20 10 70 28.5
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 6 21 10 63 82 27.9
  Averages flat med light 6 21 10 63 82 27.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 82 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 100 48.0
  hills v.lt none 3 3 4 90 100 46.1
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 100 47.1
  Averages hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 100 47.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 47.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (4 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 10 10 60 20 70 36.3
  flat light none 15 10 65 10 70 37.0
  flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 41.9
  flat light none 10 10 60 20 70 39.1
  flat light none 15 10 60 15 70 35.9
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 12 10 62 16 70 38.0
  Averages flat light none 12 10 62 16 70 38.0
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 38.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (16 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 19 80 75 28.0
  Averages flat med light 0 1 19 80 75 28.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 75 33.2
  Averages flat med none 0 5 0 95 75 33.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 33.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 15 5 20 60 60 53.3
  flat light none 15 5 20 60 55 42.9
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 15 5 20 60 58 48.1
  Averages flat light none 15 5 20 60 58 48.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 48.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 60 27.6
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 35.5
2011 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 3 3 95 60 31.6
  Averages flat light hvy 0 3 3 95 60 31.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 31.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (3 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 10 30 60 0 N/A 32.8
  hills med light 10 30 60 0 N/A 28.1
  flat med light 5 5 40 50 75 28.6
  flat med hvy 20 30 20 30 75 28.7
  hills med light 10 30 60 0 N/A 32.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 11 25 48 16 75 30.0
  Averages hills med light 11 25 48 16 75 30.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 30 15 5 50 70 31.0
  flat med light 20 40 8 32 70 24.9
  flat med none 25 50 10 15 60 22.9
  hills med hvy 20 50 15 15 75 23.0
  flat lead none 0 15 15 70 65 18.7
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 19 34 11 36 68 24.1
  Averages flat med light 19 34 11 36 68 24.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in heavy traffic (19 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med light 0 0 10 90 110 45.2
  Averages mtns med light 0 0 10 90 110 45.2
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 45.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 110 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 44.0
  hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 42.0
  hills med light 7 20 25 48 75 42.0
  flat med hvy 20 10 10 60 75 40.9
  flat light none 0 0 8 92 70 36.5
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 14 19 59 74 41.1
  Averages hills med light 8 14 19 59 74 41.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 41.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 20 50 65 44.3
  flat light none 5 25 10 60 65 38.6
  flat light none 2 15 0 83 60 46.4
  hills light none 5 25 10 60 65 42.3
  hills light light 11 67 11 11 60 31.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 6 31 10 53 63 40.5
  Averages flat light none 6 31 10 53 63 40.5
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 21 52 0 28 120 24.0
2010 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 21 52 0 28 120 24.0
  Averages flat med none 21 52 0 28 120 24.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (28 percent), in heavy traffic (21 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 1 39 40 20 110 26.1
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 100 25.8
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 26 30 25 20 105 26.0
  Averages flat med light 26 30 25 20 105 26.0
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (26 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 105 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 27.1
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 24.0
  flat med none 5 45 5 45 70 25.6
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 23.8
  hills med none 40 5 5 50 75 32.1
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 19 32 34 71 26.5
  Averages flat med light 15 19 32 34 71 26.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 14 45 32 65 28.5
  flat med none 9 14 45 32 65 24.6
  flat med hvy 30 33 38 0 N/A 20.8
  flat med none 2 35 13 50 140 29.4
  flat med none 0 40 0 60 130 25.9
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 10 27 28 35 100 25.8
  Averages flat med none 10 27 28 35 100 25.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 43.5
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 65 50.7
  flat light none 0 10 85 5 60 41.7
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 42.4
  flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 65 48.7
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 2 49 49 64 45.4
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 2 49 49 64 45.4
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 45.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (49 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 5 5 40 50 60 40.1
  flat med light 5 15 5 75 65 41.4
  hills lead light 50 0 0 50 70 39.0
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 20 7 15 58 65 40.2
  Averages hills med light 20 7 15 58 65 40.2
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 5 30 60 65 27.0
  Averages flat light none 5 5 30 60 65 27.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead hvy 10 20 20 50 80 23.1
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 29.1
  flat light light 10 10 10 70 60 30.1
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 10 13 70 72 27.4
  Averages flat med light 7 10 13 70 72 27.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009.5 4dr Hatch twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 5 10 55 30 100 30.5
  hills light light 5 10 55 30 100 37.3
2009.5 4dr Hatch twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 5 10 55 30 100 33.9
  Averages hills light light 5 10 55 30 100 33.9
With the twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 33.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 0 5 95 65 31.1
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.9
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 0 28 73 68 27.5
  Averages hills med none 0 0 28 73 68 27.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 20 40 30 80 29.0
  flat lead hvy 10 20 40 30 80 26.0
  flat light none 4 15 65 16 70 25.0
  flat med none 21 24 26 29 60 26.0
  flat light none 0 0 55 45 70 29.2
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 16 45 30 72 27.0
  Averages flat med light 9 16 45 30 72 27.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 10 5 75 75 27.3
  flat lead none 5 5 45 45 75 23.3
  flat med none 0 4 1 95 65 32.4
  flat med none 23 23 24 30 60 26.4
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 11 19 61 69 27.4
  Averages flat med none 10 11 19 61 69 27.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 2 95 2 1 75 21.9
  flat med none 10 5 20 65 60 27.9
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 6 50 11 33 68 24.9
  Averages flat med light 6 50 11 33 68 24.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 25 15 50 75 25.4
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 25 15 50 75 25.4
  Averages flat med light 10 25 15 50 75 25.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 5 60 30 60 25.0
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 60 25.0
  flat med hvy 10 20 30 40 55 27.0
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 26.2
  hills med hvy 5 15 40 40 80 21.1
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 10 52 32 65 24.9
  Averages flat med light 6 10 52 32 65 24.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 35 35 20 100 23.5
  mtns med none 1 24 25 50 60 28.4
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 70 29.0
  flat med none 10 0 60 30 60 27.0
  flat lead light 5 5 30 60 80 21.5
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 5 14 30 51 74 25.9
  Averages flat med light 5 14 30 51 74 25.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 13 43 35 120 43.9
  flat light none 9 13 43 35 130 47.0
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 13 43 35 125 45.5
  Averages flat light none 9 13 43 35 125 45.5
With the turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 45.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 125 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 0 10 85 65 31.4
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 60 26.3
  flat light hvy 30 0 45 25 65 24.9
  flat med light 0 5 75 20 75 30.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 60 26.2
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 5 34 52 65 27.8
  Averages flat med light 9 5 34 52 65 27.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
mtns med none 5 15 5 75 80 25.9
  flat lead none 0 5 0 95 80 22.0
  flat med none 10 10 0 80 80 23.2
  flat med light 10 10 0 80 80 22.2
  flat med none 21 23 26 31 110 23.5
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 13 6 72 86 23.4
  Averages flat med none 9 13 6 72 86 23.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 86 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.5
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.3
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 27.1
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 55 26.8
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 60 29.5
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 52 48 62 27.4
  Averages flat med none 0 0 52 48 62 27.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (48 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 27.1
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 27.1
  Averages flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 27.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med hvy 5 15 15 65 75 20.7
  hills med hvy 5 10 15 70 70 21.3
  hills med hvy 5 5 10 80 70 22.0
  hills v.lt light 5 5 10 80 70 24.3
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 75 21.3
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med hvy 5 8 14 73 72 21.9
  Averages hills med hvy 5 8 14 73 72 21.9
With the 250-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 25 0 25 50 110 30.5
  flat light none 0 30 30 40 65 27.2
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 13 15 28 45 88 28.9
  Averages flat med none 13 15 28 45 88 28.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 88 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.9
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.9
  Averages flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 24.5
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 80 27.0
  mtns light light 0 5 20 75 70 30.9
  flat light light 5 5 15 75 60 25.4
  flat med light 9 0 0 91 80 32.5
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 4 17 74 73 28.1
  Averages flat med none 5 4 17 74 73 28.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 50 20 20 75 26.3
  mtns med hvy 10 10 0 80 75 25.4
  hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 85 28.3
  flat med light 10 50 20 20 75 23.1
  mtns med hvy 0 10 0 90 75 32.3
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 6 24 12 58 77 27.1
  Averages hills med hvy 6 24 12 58 77 27.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 23.3
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 23.0
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 80 24.0
  flat light light 9 45 27 18 60 24.0
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 26.2
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 4 24 19 53 66 24.1
  Averages flat med light 4 24 19 53 66 24.1
With the 150-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 32.0
  flat med none 0 5 25 70 65 27.3
  flat med none 0 25 10 65 65 27.2
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 29.0
  flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 30.0
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 7 13 80 65 29.1
  Averages flat light none 0 7 13 80 65 29.1
With the 150-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 50 50 0 0 N/A 24.0
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 65 25.0
  flat lead light 8 20 12 60 80 26.0
  flat lead hvy 10 4 10 77 80 28.0
  flat lead hvy 36 18 11 36 80 24.0
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 22 21 17 41 76 25.4
  Averages flat lead light 22 21 17 41 76 25.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in the suburbs (17 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 15 30 50 70 27.3
  flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 75 25.2
  flat light none 15 30 5 50 120 27.7
  mtns med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 24.6
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 60 33.6
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 14 29 11 46 81 27.7
  Averages flat med none 14 29 11 46 81 27.7
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 25 75 70 30.0
  flat v.lt none 5 15 20 60 65 33.5
  flat light none 15 60 0 25 70 27.5
  flat med none 10 80 0 10 75 25.2
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 70 26.0
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 6 31 24 39 70 28.4
  Averages flat light none 6 31 24 39 70 28.4
With the 150-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 70 27.0
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 70 27.0
  Averages flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 70 27.0
With the 150-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
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 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 18 55 27 60 23.0
  Averages hills med none 0 18 55 27 60 23.0
With the 150-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (27 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 25.3
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 25.8
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 24.8
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 26.4
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 25.6
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 60 20 20 70 25.6
  Averages flat light light 0 60 20 20 70 25.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 25 25 0 50 60 24.1
  Averages flat lead light 25 25 0 50 60 24.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006.5 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 10 25 25 40 60 36.0
  flat med light 10 10 65 15 60 21.3
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 22.0
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 30.0
  flat lead light 10 50 35 5 65 19.8
2006.5 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 19 29 42 65 25.8
  Averages flat light light 10 19 29 42 65 25.8
With the 150-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 33 17 17 100 32.3
  Averages flat med none 33 33 17 17 100 32.3
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 32.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (17 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 22 28 10 40 120 28.7
2006 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 22 28 10 40 120 28.7
  Averages hills med light 22 28 10 40 120 28.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 7 3 90 70 34.2
  flat med none 1 7 3 88 70 45.5
2005.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 7 3 89 70 39.9
  Averages flat med none 1 7 3 89 70 39.9
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 39.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 89 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (7 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 10 10 75 55 45.0
  Averages hills light none 5 10 10 75 55 45.0
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 45.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 15 60 20 75 41.0
  Averages flat light hvy 5 15 60 20 75 41.0
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 41.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 40 50 10 0 N/A 19.8
2005 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 40 50 10 0 0 19.8
  Averages flat light none 40 50 10 0 0 19.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (40 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 1 9 30 60 75 26.5
  Averages hills lead light 1 9 30 60 75 26.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 31.5
  flat light light 10 20 10 60 80 29.3
  flat med none 10 10 60 20 75 26.0
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 30.2
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 9 21 65 74 29.3
  Averages flat med none 5 9 21 65 74 29.3
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 25 25 10 40 60 40.0
  Averages flat light light 25 25 10 40 60 40.0
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 20 15 25 40 80 45.0
  flat light none 5 5 15 75 110 40.6
  flat light none 20 10 30 40 80 45.0
  hills med light 20 10 50 20 75 44.0
2004 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 10 30 44 86 43.7
  Averages flat med light 16 10 30 44 86 43.7
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 43.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 86 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 5 5 90 80 22.0
  flat lead none 0 0 10 90 75 25.5
  hills light none 5 70 15 10 60 22.8
  flat med light 10 50 0 40 80 20.0
2004 2dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 4 31 8 58 74 22.6
  Averages flat med light 4 31 8 58 74 22.6
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 33.9
  flat lead hvy 0 25 25 50 80 22.6
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 13 13 75 75 28.3
  Averages flat med hvy 0 13 13 75 75 28.3
With the 200-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 8 14 70 70 40.0
  flat lead none 0 0 5 95 75 46.3
  flat med none 5 15 20 60 60 42.0
  hills light none 5 5 20 70 70 41.0
  hills med light 5 10 20 65 60 42.0
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 5 8 16 72 67 42.3
  Averages hills med none 5 8 16 72 67 42.3
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 42.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 60 61.8
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 60 61.8
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 61.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 11 4 2 83 60 45.5
  Averages flat light none 11 4 2 83 60 45.5
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 45.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (11 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 90 5 0 N/A 18.0
  flat lead none 13 33 22 33 130 23.1
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 9 62 14 17 130 20.6
  Averages flat lead light 9 62 14 17 130 20.6
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 130 miles per hour (17 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 5 2 93 75 28.9
  hills med light 10 10 20 60 70 31.0
  flat med light 0 10 80 10 60 23.0
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 8 34 54 68 27.6
  Averages flat med light 3 8 34 54 68 27.6
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 10 20 70 75 45.0
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 10 20 70 75 45.0
  Averages hills med none 0 10 20 70 75 45.0
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 45.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 7 25 25 43 60 26.1
  flat med light 4 10 40 46 75 29.8
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 6 18 33 45 68 28.0
  Averages hills med light 6 18 33 45 68 28.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 40 40 60 24.0
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 40 40 60 24.0
  Averages flat light none 5 15 40 40 60 24.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 0 75 60 26.0
2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 0 75 60 26.0
  Averages flat light light 5 20 0 75 60 26.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 70 20 75 50.0
  hills light none 20 20 5 55 65 45.0
  flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 44.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 48.0
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 19 56 73 46.8
  Averages flat light light 5 20 19 56 73 46.8
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 46.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead light 10 10 40 40 80 25.9
  flat lead light 10 0 40 50 80 27.2
  mtns lead light 10 0 5 85 80 34.0
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead light 10 3 28 58 80 29.0
  Averages hills lead light 10 3 28 58 80 29.0
With the turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
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 turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt none 8 21 21 50 60 46.0
  Averages hills v.lt none 8 21 21 50 60 46.0
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 46.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 50 30 20 60 24.5
  Averages flat med none 0 50 30 20 60 24.5
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.8
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.8
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2000 2dr Hatch 174-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 20.3
  flat lead none 0 10 50 40 70 23.0
  flat med light 15 80 5 0 N/A 16.2
2000 2dr Hatch 174-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 32 22 40 70 19.8
  Averages flat med none 7 32 22 40 70 19.8
With the 174-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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