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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)

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

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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 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 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 45.7
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 39.6
  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 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
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 10 33 50 65 41.7  
  Averages hills light none 8 10 33 50 65 41.7
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 41.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 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 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 14 8 6 72 70 50.2
  flat med light 5 10 15 70 70 48.7
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 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 14 38 38 70 40.1
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 14 38 38 70 40.1  
  Averages hills light none 10 14 38 38 70 40.1
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 6 51 43 65 28.0
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 6 51 43 65 28.0  
  Averages flat lead none 0 6 51 43 65 28.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (43 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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 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
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 75 23.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 75 23.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 23.8 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 75 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 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 24.2
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 28.5
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 26.2  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 26.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 26.2 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 light 40 30 0 30 75 24.0
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 40 30 0 30 75 24.0  
  Averages flat med light 40 30 0 30 75 24.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 24.0 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 in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 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 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 med none 5 5 50 40 68 25.2
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 50 40 68 25.2  
  Averages flat med none 5 5 50 40 68 25.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (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 (40 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 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 manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 27.5
  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 26.1  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 26.1
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 70 20 68 28.4
  flat med none 5 5 50 40 68 26.3
  flat lead none 5 5 70 20 74 28.9
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 63 27 70 27.9  
  Averages flat lead none 5 5 63 27 70 27.9
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (27 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 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.1
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.1  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.1
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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 10 0 50 80 22.2
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 10 0 50 80 22.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 40 10 0 50 80 22.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (40 percent), in the city (10 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 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 7 6 85 60 43.8
  flat med none 2 7 6 85 60 43.0
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 45.0
  flat med none 2 10 8 80 60 43.4
  flat light none 2 10 8 80 60 43.5
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 8 7 83 60 43.7  
  Averages flat light none 2 8 7 83 60 43.7
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 43.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2012 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 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, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 10 10 20 60 70 32.2
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 33.4
  flat med light 5 10 25 60 70 31.1
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 33.2
  flat med light 5 10 25 60 70 33.8
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 fuel economy 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 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 41.9
  flat light none 15 10 65 10 70 37.0
  flat light none 10 10 60 20 70 36.3
  flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 38.2
  flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 41.9
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 11 10 64 15 70 39.1  
  Averages flat light none 11 10 64 15 70 39.1
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 39.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent), in heavy traffic (11 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 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt none 3 3 4 90 62 46.1
  hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 62 48.0
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 62 47.1  
  Averages hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 62 47.1
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated 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 62 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 med light 5 20 60 15 70 42.1
  flat med light 5 20 60 15 70 41.3
  flat med hvy 5 20 60 15 70 42.3
  flat med hvy 5 20 60 15 70 42.1
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 42.2
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 6 20 59 15 70 42.0  
  Averages flat med light 6 20 59 15 70 42.0
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 42.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 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 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 10 10 10 70 80 23.0
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 70 32.1
  flat med hvy 15 55 20 10 70 28.5
  flat v.lt light 0 9 0 91 60 29.0
  flat med hvy 50 25 20 5 70 31.2
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 15 24 10 51 70 28.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 24 10 51 70 28.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (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 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 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, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 55 42.9
  flat light none 15 5 20 60 60 53.3
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 gas mileage 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, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 10 60 65 38.6
  flat light none 5 25 20 50 65 44.3
  flat light none 2 15 0 83 60 46.4
  hills light light 11 67 11 11 60 31.0
  flat med none 5 15 5 75 75 36.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 6 29 9 56 65 39.3  
  Averages flat light none 6 29 9 56 65 39.3
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 39.3 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 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (9 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 turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 5 0 15 80 80 47.0
  flat lead light 10 10 10 70 80 43.0
  flat light none 0 0 8 92 70 36.5
  flat med hvy 20 10 10 60 75 40.9
  hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 42.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 8 14 70 76 41.9  
  Averages flat med light 8 8 14 70 76 41.9
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 41.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (8 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 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light none 5 25 10 60 65 42.3
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light none 5 25 10 60 65 42.3  
  Averages hills light none 5 25 10 60 65 42.3
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 42.3 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 city (25 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 42.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 42.0  
  Averages hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 42.0
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 42.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (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 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 turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med light 0 0 10 90 68 45.2
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med light 0 0 10 90 68 45.2  
  Averages mtns med light 0 0 10 90 68 45.2
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 68 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 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 32.0
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 31.0
  flat med none 80 10 10 0 N/A 25.0
  flat med light 0 60 0 40 74 25.0
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 32.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 16 14 2 68 71 29.0  
  Averages flat med none 16 14 2 68 71 29.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in the suburbs (2 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 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 30 60 0 N/A 32.0
  hills med none 10 30 60 0 N/A 32.8
  flat med hvy 20 30 20 30 75 28.7
  flat med light 5 5 40 50 75 28.6
  hills med light 10 30 60 0 N/A 28.1
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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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
flat lead hvy 0 15 15 70 65 20.1
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 15 15 70 65 20.1  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 15 15 70 65 20.1
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (15 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 a lead 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 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 21 52 0 28 74 24.0
2010 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 21 52 0 28 74 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 21 52 0 28 74 24.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 74 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 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 80 8 10 60 21.2
  hills med hvy 20 24 26 30 75 28.9
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 11 52 17 20 68 25.1  
  Averages hills med hvy 11 52 17 20 68 25.1
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.1 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 68 miles per hour (20 percent), in the suburbs (17 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 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 automated manual FWD
flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 25.0
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 26.0
  flat light none 15 15 55 15 60 29.7
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 25.8
  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 none 8 21 39 32 63 25.0  
  Averages flat med none 8 21 39 32 63 25.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 68 26.1
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 62 25.8
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 26 30 25 20 65 26.0  
  Averages flat med light 26 30 25 20 65 26.0
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 65 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 lead hvy 5 15 50 30 75 24.0
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 24.4
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 25.3
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 25.4
  flat lead hvy 5 15 50 30 75 23.6
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 24.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 24.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (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 (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 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 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 9 14 45 32 65 24.6
  flat med light 9 14 45 32 65 30.0
  flat med light 9 14 45 32 65 28.5
  flat med hvy 30 33 38 0 N/A 20.8
  flat med none 0 40 0 60 81 25.9
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 11 23 35 31 69 26.0  
  Averages flat med none 11 23 35 31 69 26.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 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 suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (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 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 20 80 65 48.7
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 65 50.7
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 43.5
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 42.4
  flat med light 15 20 10 55 75 37.7
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 3 4 34 59 67 44.6  
  Averages flat v.lt light 3 4 34 59 67 44.6
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 44.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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
flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 29.1
  flat light light 10 10 10 70 60 30.1
  hills lead hvy 10 20 20 50 80 23.1
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 fuel economy 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 62 37.3
  hills light light 5 10 55 30 62 30.5
2009.5 4dr Hatch twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 5 10 55 30 62 33.9  
  Averages hills light light 5 10 55 30 62 33.9
With the twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 62 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 automated manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 40 50 60 30.4
  flat light light 5 10 15 70 60 31.1
  flat med none 21 24 26 29 60 26.0
  flat light none 4 15 65 16 70 24.0
  flat light none 0 0 55 45 70 29.2
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 6 12 40 42 64 28.1  
  Averages flat light none 6 12 40 42 64 28.1
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (12 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 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
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.9
  hills light none 0 0 5 95 65 31.1
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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 8 18 48 25 77 26.7  
  Averages flat med light 8 18 48 25 77 26.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 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 on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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
flat med none 0 4 1 95 65 32.4
  flat med none 23 23 24 30 60 26.4
  flat lead none 5 5 45 45 75 23.3
  hills light none 10 10 5 75 75 27.3
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 gas mileage 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, 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 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 light none 0 0 0 100 65 8.8
  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 none 5 13 8 75 70 17.1  
  Averages flat med none 5 13 8 75 70 17.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 20 30 40 55 27.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 75 25 75 28.9
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 60 25.0
  hills med hvy 5 15 40 40 80 21.1
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 26.2
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 9 55 31 68 25.6  
  Averages flat med light 5 9 55 31 68 25.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 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 68 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 13 43 35 81 47.0
  flat light none 9 13 43 35 74 43.9
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 13 43 35 78 45.5  
  Averages flat light none 9 13 43 35 78 45.5
With the turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 78 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 20 20 0 60 70 26.5
  mtns med none 1 24 25 50 60 28.4
  flat med none 10 0 60 30 60 27.0
  flat lead light 5 5 30 60 80 21.5
  flat med light 10 35 35 20 62 23.5
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 9 17 30 44 66 25.4  
  Averages flat med none 9 17 30 44 66 25.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (17 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 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 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 26.5
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 30.1
  flat light light 1 10 10 79 65 29.0
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 60 26.3
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 5 20 72 64 28.0  
  Averages flat light none 3 5 20 72 64 28.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 21 23 26 31 68 23.5
  mtns med none 5 15 5 75 50 25.9
  flat lead none 0 5 0 95 80 22.0
  flat med light 10 10 0 80 80 22.2
  flat med none 10 10 0 80 80 23.2
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 13 6 72 72 23.4  
  Averages flat med none 9 13 6 72 72 23.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 72 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 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 0 10 85 65 31.4
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 0 10 85 65 31.4  
  Averages flat light none 5 0 10 85 65 31.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 31.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 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 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
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead none 10 40 10 40 74 21.4
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead none 10 40 10 40 74 21.4  
  Averages hills lead none 10 40 10 40 74 21.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 0 45 25 65 24.9
  flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 60 26.2
  flat med light 0 5 75 20 75 30.0
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 10 5 43 42 67 27.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 5 43 42 67 27.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 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 67 miles per hour (42 percent), in heavy traffic (10 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 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 27.5
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.5
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 28.6
  flat med none 15 70 5 10 60 23.7
  flat med light 1 4 10 85 75 30.3
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 15 33 49 62 27.7  
  Averages flat med light 3 15 33 49 62 27.7
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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 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 gas mileage 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
flat med hvy 5 5 0 90 75 24.1
  flat light none 30 10 0 60 80 22.5
  hills med none 5 5 10 80 80 23.1
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 21.7
  hills med none 2 8 10 80 75 21.5
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med none 9 7 8 76 77 22.6  
  Averages hills med none 9 7 8 76 77 22.6
With the 250-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (9 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (7 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 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
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 30 40 65 27.2
  flat med none 25 0 25 50 68 30.5
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 13 15 28 45 67 28.9  
  Averages flat med none 13 15 28 45 67 28.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 67 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 gas mileage 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 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 25 10 65 65 27.2
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 29.0
  flat med none 0 5 25 70 65 27.3
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 12 18 70 65 27.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 12 18 70 65 27.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.8 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 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (12 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 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
hills v.lt light 0 0 20 80 55 37.4
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills v.lt light 0 0 20 80 55 37.4  
  Averages hills v.lt light 0 0 20 80 55 37.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 37.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 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
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 30.0
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 31.0
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 30.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 30.5
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 30.5 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 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (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 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 10 20 60 10 80 22.9
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 10 20 60 10 80 22.9  
  Averages flat lead none 10 20 60 10 80 22.9
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (10 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 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 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 32.0
  flat light light 0 0 15 85 60 30.0
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 63 31.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 10 90 63 31.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 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 2007 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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 10 60 10 20 65 22.8
  hills lead none 0 25 10 65 60 24.5
  mtns med none 10 10 0 80 70 28.5
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 7 32 7 55 65 25.3  
  Averages hills med none 7 32 7 55 65 25.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 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 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the suburbs (7 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 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 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 33.5
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 33.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 33.5
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 33.5 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 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (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 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 80 0 10 70 23.3
  hills lead light 10 60 20 10 65 21.2
  hills med light 30 40 10 20 65 22.8
  hills med none 30 10 0 60 65 27.3
  flat lead none 10 10 70 10 80 21.5
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 18 40 20 22 69 23.2  
  Averages hills med none 18 40 20 22 69 23.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (22 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 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 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 v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 70 31.9
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 70 31.9  
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 70 31.9
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 31.9 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 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 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 24.7
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 24.7  
  Averages flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 24.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 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 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 v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 70 31.0
  flat med none 25 5 0 70 65 27.0
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 80 27.0
  flat v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 75 29.8
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 11 9 8 73 73 28.7  
  Averages flat light light 11 9 8 73 73 28.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (11 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in the suburbs (8 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 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 15 10 50 25 90 17.4
  hills med none 10 10 0 80 70 31.1
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills lead light 13 10 25 53 80 24.3  
  Averages hills lead light 13 10 25 53 80 24.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 0 5 20 75 70 30.9
  flat v.lt none 0 0 40 60 75 28.5
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 26.5
  flat med light 9 0 0 91 80 32.5
  flat light light 5 5 15 75 60 25.4
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 3 2 23 72 72 28.8  
  Averages flat light light 3 2 23 72 72 28.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (2 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 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 25 10 40 25 90 15.6
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 25 10 40 25 90 15.6  
  Averages flat lead hvy 25 10 40 25 90 15.6
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 15.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the city (10 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 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 turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 24.5
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 24.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 24.5
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 (40 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 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 light 10 50 20 20 75 23.1
  flat med hvy 0 5 0 95 75 29.7
  mtns med hvy 10 10 0 80 75 25.4
  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 5 19 5 71 75 27.6  
  Averages hills med hvy 5 19 5 71 75 27.6
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (5 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
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 25.8
  flat light none 20 25 0 55 68 27.0
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 13 13 65 64 26.4  
  Averages flat light none 10 13 13 65 64 26.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 65 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 (10 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 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 85 28.3
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 85 28.3  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 85 28.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 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 24.1
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 26.2
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 80 24.0
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 15 13 72 70 24.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 15 13 72 70 24.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 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 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (13 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 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 15 10 10 65 75 26.8
  flat light light 5 10 40 45 75 27.5
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 10 25 55 75 27.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 10 25 55 75 27.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (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
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 45 27 18 60 24.0
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 23.0
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 23.3
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 25.4
  flat med none 25 0 25 50 65 21.3
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 9 19 24 48 63 23.4  
  Averages flat med none 9 19 24 48 63 23.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 28.5
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 28.5  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 28.5
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.5 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 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 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 med hvy 5 15 50 30 65 25.0
  flat lead hvy 10 4 10 77 80 28.0
  flat lead hvy 36 18 11 36 80 24.0
  flat med light 25 50 0 25 60 26.4
  flat lead light 8 20 12 60 80 26.0
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 17 21 17 46 73 25.9  
  Averages flat lead hvy 17 21 17 46 73 25.9
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 25.9 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 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in heavy traffic (17 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 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 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 15 30 5 50 74 27.7
  flat med none 15 30 5 50 74 28.0
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 60 33.6
  mtns light none 0 10 10 80 62 31.7
  mtns med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 24.6
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 6 34 8 52 68 29.1  
  Averages hills med none 6 34 8 52 68 29.1
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 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 68 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (8 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 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 med none 10 80 0 10 75 25.2
  flat v.lt none 5 15 20 60 65 33.5
  flat med hvy 25 13 12 50 65 25.2
  flat lead light 15 30 5 50 75 29.5
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 28 12 49 70 28.7  
  Averages flat med none 11 28 12 49 70 28.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (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
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 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.5
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.7
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 25.8
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.5
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 30.6
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 19 19 62 70 28.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 19 19 62 70 28.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.4 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 70 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (19 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 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
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, the 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 med light 10 10 65 15 60 21.3
  flat lead light 10 50 35 5 65 19.8
  flat v.lt none 10 25 25 40 60 36.0
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 30.0
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 22.0
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 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 22 28 10 40 74 28.7
2006 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 22 28 10 40 74 28.7  
  Averages hills med light 22 28 10 40 74 28.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 74 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
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 33 17 17 62 32.3
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 33 17 17 62 32.3  
  Averages flat med none 33 33 17 17 62 32.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual 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 62 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
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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 gas mileage 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, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 10 10 60 20 75 26.0
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 30.2
  flat light light 10 20 10 60 80 29.3
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 31.5
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, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 gas mileage 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 68 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 76 43.7  
  Averages flat med light 16 10 30 44 76 43.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 76 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 light 10 50 0 40 80 20.0
  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
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, the 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 lead hvy 0 25 25 50 80 22.6
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 33.9
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 gas mileage 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 med light 5 10 20 65 60 42.0
  hills light none 5 5 20 70 70 41.0
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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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
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, the 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 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, 4-speed automatic 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 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 13 33 22 33 81 23.1
  flat med light 5 90 5 0 N/A 18.0
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 9 62 14 17 81 20.6  
  Averages flat lead light 9 62 14 17 81 20.6
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy 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 81 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, the 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 10 40 46 75 29.8
  hills light none 7 25 25 43 60 26.1
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, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 15 80 60 6.4
  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 8 18 75 68 25.7  
  Averages hills med none 0 8 18 75 68 25.7
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 25.7 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 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (8 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
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, the 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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 0 0 100 75 48.0
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 48.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 48.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 48.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 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 2001 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
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 10 0 40 50 80 27.2
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 10 0 40 50 80 27.2  
  Averages flat lead light 10 0 40 50 80 27.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.2 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 50 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 (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 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
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 70 20 75 50.0
  flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 44.0
  hills light none 20 20 5 55 65 45.0
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 7 27 25 42 72 46.3  
  Averages flat light light 7 27 25 42 72 46.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 46.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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
  mtns lead light 10 0 5 85 80 34.0
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns lead light 10 5 23 63 80 30.0  
  Averages mtns lead light 10 5 23 63 80 30.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 30.0 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 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on mountainous 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 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 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 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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
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 fuel economy 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 lead none 0 10 50 40 70 23.0
  flat med light 15 80 5 0 N/A 16.2
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 20.3
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 200-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD The Golf TDI easily beats the Honda in fuel economy, while giving up little in performance. We just took at trip in the TDI and averaged 48.8mpg. The Honda V6 is very efficient, but can't compare.
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD Hard to argue with 40+ miles per gallon (and we are getting better than that on some tanks). Just took at 1500 mile road trip and averaged 50.8mpg. Diesel is currently cheaper than premium too. The Golf R is EPA rated for 24mpg but less if driven hard. Update: after 3 months 5,000mi getting 44 mpg combined.
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I'm averaging in the mid to upper 40 mpg (around 4.9 l/100 km) range combined, with about 70% of my driving on the highway. Quite satisfied.
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD Averaging 40 mpg over the first 200 miles. Online reports indicate this will go up as engine accumulates miles and breaks in.
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD I have only had this car for one day, but I put 150 miles on it yesterday and averaged 40 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving.
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD Averaging 40 mpg.
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD I like the gearing of the 6-speed and the high-way economy of 31+ mpg.
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD So far averaging 25mpg with spirited mix of city (65%) and hwy (35%) driving. Great fuel economy even for a fast turbo charged car.
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD I get 30 easily driving it 50/50 city and highway, and not being particularly hard on it (but not beating it either).
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD Within weeks of getting the TDI, I took it on a two week road trip with the family: three passengers, full cargo area, three bikes hanging off the rack on the back. Often travelled above the posted speed limits. Averaged 41 mpg for the excursion-- mostly highway driving. Three successive summer trips have had similar results. When doing a long highway trip on my own, the MPG average has gone as high as 44. In town, its typically in the 28-30 range.
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD In this day and age, this particular engine should have been able to have an overall fuel consumption figure of 28 to 30 mpg rather than 24 to 25 mpg combined. (its geared more towards performance rather than economy). The car is definitely no slouch, and acceleration is quite good. But in terms of fuel economy these days, having your cake and eating it too is a given isn't it? One saving grace is that this is VW's most reliable engine, so being able to drive a German engineered affordable substantial vehicle is a worthy trade off. At least, that's the excuse i used.
2012 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD Honestly, this isn't terrible - I do a lot of highway driving and my trip computer has registered up to about 40 mpg (which may be optimistic, but its usually closer to 35). This is the (admittedly small) price you pay for a five-cylinder engine with lots of torque and great top-gear acceleration. In light of the exaggerations other small-car makers have promulgated lately, the Golf doesn't look horrible. But it does make fuel economy numbers that would've been good five years ago, and it's easy to do better now. There is no comparison to a hybrid or a diesel, for sure (but these all cost at least 5K more).
2009 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD Does not get very good gas mileage. 20-21mpg? The fuel map has weird cutoff points and the stock intake system has a HUGE delay + drive by wire delay
2009 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD I avg about 25/26 mostly hwy/I understand with the bigger motor less economy but low compared to others in this category/ but if speed is what your after this may be for you its faster than most in this category .
2008 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD averaging about 7 l/100 km, shuld be better on the highway
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD The economy is OK for a sporty car, but it requires premium fuel for best performance. A sacrifice I am willlng to live with.
2008 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD I only get about 23-26mpg, even on long highway trips. The EPA rating for highway is 29 and I struggle to even come close.
2008 2dr Hatch 250-hp 3.2L V6 6-sp automated manual AWD 18 city 23 highway is nothing to brag about considering it only has 250hp w/ 6 gears. It has drastically improved since covering 2k miles; last tank was well over 25mpg in mixed driving. Weight of AWD, stong winds, and stop/go kill the mileage.
2007 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 4 cylinder performance with 6 cylinder fuel economy
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD requires premium gas.