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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 21.970
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 21.180
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 29.176
  flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 23.456
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 22.591
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 21.970
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 24.669
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 22.230
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.218
  flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 22.800
  flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 18.562
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.875
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 25.093
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.484
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 21.250
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 22.075
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.362
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.236
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 22.216
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 24.583
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 22.314
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 27.971
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.684
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 24.189
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.235
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 24.209
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 24.246
  flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 27.625
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.368
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 26.750
  flat med hvy 3 17 40 40 75 23.880
  flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 21.495
  flat med hvy 5 40 30 25 75 22.542
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med hvy 3 22 38 37 75 23.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 3 22 38 37 75 23.5
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (37 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2016 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light light 0 0 35 65 70 34.197
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light light 0 0 35 65 70 34.2  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 35 65 70 34.2
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 34.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2016 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2016 31.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 5 30 5 60 75 31.313
2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead none 5 30 5 60 75 31.3  
  Averages flat lead none 5 30 5 60 75 31.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 31.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 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 city (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 40.8 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 70 30 75 32.600
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 45.567
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 39.314
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 38.333
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 37.453
  flat med none 0 0 60 40 75 38.889
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 80 40.917
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 65 39.709
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 65 38.848
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 65 44.239
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 75 38.636
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 41.140
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 75 34.752
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 75 42.473
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 44.184
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 42.493
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 48.520
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 38.283
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 75 37.714
  flat med none 15 0 0 85 75 38.505
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 80 43.596
  flat med hvy 0 0 75 25 65 34.959
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 39.070
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 42.474
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 46.875
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 41.717
  flat med hvy 0 0 75 25 70 37.863
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 75 46.000
  mtns med light 0 0 5 95 65 42.255
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 65 41.928
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 38.974
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 36.750
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 43.333
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 44.898
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 39.273
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 42.294
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 43.978
2015 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 34 65 72 40.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 34 65 72 40.8
With the twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 41.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 30 70 70 51.632
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 70 28.077
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 70 85.949
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 26.322
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 26.452
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 29.503
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 41.3  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 41.3
With the turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 41.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 43.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 55 42.717
  flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 43.305
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 43.0  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 43.0
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 43.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 40.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 38 0 62 62 40.600
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 38 0 62 62 40.6  
  Averages flat light light 0 38 0 62 62 40.6
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 41.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 41.818
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 41.8  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 41.8
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 41.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 39.9 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 29 0 71 62 39.900
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 29 0 71 62 39.9  
  Averages flat light light 0 29 0 71 62 39.9
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 39.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 43.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 41.885
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 55 45.100
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 43.5  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 55 43.5
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 43.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 39.7 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 32 0 68 62 41.000
  flat light light 0 35 0 65 62 43.300
  flat light light 0 40 0 60 62 36.800
  flat light light 0 29 0 71 62 41.800
  flat light light 0 42 0 58 62 37.900
  flat light light 0 38 0 62 62 37.400
  flat light light 0 42 0 58 62 39.700
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 37 0 63 62 39.7  
  Averages flat light light 0 37 0 63 62 39.7
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 39.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (37 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 33.8 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 35.597
  flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 32.058
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 33.8  
  Averages flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 33.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 33.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 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 suburbs (13 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.922
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 100 0 0 23.9  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 100 0 0 23.9
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 23.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 30.6 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 30.551
  flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 29.673
  flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 31.436
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 30.6  
  Averages flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 30.6
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 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 suburbs (13 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 30 15 50 62 30.900
  flat med hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 28.100
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 3 15 58 25 62 29.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 3 15 58 25 62 29.5
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2015 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 32.662
  flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 34.722
  flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 32.823
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 33.4  
  Averages flat light none 3 9 13 75 70 33.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 33.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 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 suburbs (13 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 30.172
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 28.560
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 28.241
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 30.508
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 29.4  
  Averages flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 29.4
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 29.4 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 28.425
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 32.139
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 30.3  
  Averages flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 30.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 30.3 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 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2013 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 29.470
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 30.000
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 29.492
  flat med light 0 6 11 83 70 30.000
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 15 2 18 66 66 29.7  
  Averages flat light light 15 2 18 66 66 29.7
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 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 66 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (2 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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 20 30 50 50 33.000
  hills med none 0 25 35 40 50 27.400
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 23 33 45 50 30.2  
  Averages hills med none 0 23 33 45 50 30.2
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 30.2 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 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (23 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 29.300
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 31.316
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 33.188
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 30.255
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 31.0  
  Averages flat light light 20 0 20 60 65 31.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 33.6 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 31.807
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.825
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 34.955
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 34.485
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 36.021
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 38.027
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 34.763
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.419
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.331
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 28.127
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 29.553
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 30.526
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 30.553
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.608
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 43.115
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.412
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 35.784
  flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 30.119
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.6  
  Averages flat v.lt light 2 2 18 78 65 33.6
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 33.6 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 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2013 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 20 30 50 50 28.723
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 20 30 50 50 28.7  
  Averages hills med none 0 20 30 50 50 28.7
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 28.7 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 50 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 (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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 38.0 MPG Highway Percentage 98 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 2 98 75 38.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2013 42.8 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 43.008
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 45.686
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 39.576
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 49.4 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 14 8 6 72 70 50.200
  flat med light 5 10 15 70 70 48.695
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 9 11 71 70 49.4  
  Averages flat med light 10 9 11 71 70 49.4
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 49.4 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 41.1 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 20 70 60 45.000
  hills light none 10 15 45 30 70 38.333
  hills light none 10 14 38 38 70 40.085
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 8 11 34 46 67 41.1  
  Averages hills light none 8 11 34 46 67 41.1
With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 41.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 10 0 50 75 24.135
  flat med hvy 40 30 0 30 75 23.521
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 70 20 68 28.400
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 5 5 70 20 68 28.4  
  Averages flat lead none 5 5 70 20 68 28.4
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 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 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 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.067
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 50 40 68 26.300
  flat med none 5 5 50 40 68 25.200
  flat lead none 5 5 70 20 74 28.900
2012 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 57 33 70 26.8  
  Averages flat med none 5 5 57 33 70 26.8
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 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (33 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 10 0 50 80 22.239
  flat med light 40 30 0 30 75 24.000
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 78 23.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 78 23.1
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 23.1 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 78 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.234
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 27.456
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 24.179
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.112
  flat lead none 0 6 51 43 65 28.014
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 28.473
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 26.815
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 25.742
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 10 15 71 74 26.4  
  Averages flat med none 4 10 15 71 74 26.4
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 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 5 25 65 65 24.000
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 5 25 65 65 24.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 5 25 65 65 24.0
With the turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 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 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 43.2 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.397
  flat light none 2 10 8 80 60 43.440
  flat v.lt none 2 5 8 85 60 44.257
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.323
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.034
  flat med none 2 10 8 80 60 41.177
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.093
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.525
  flat light none 2 10 8 80 60 43.513
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.845
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.168
  flat med none 2 7 6 85 60 43.009
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.553
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.419
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.850
  flat v.lt none 2 5 18 75 60 44.582
  flat v.lt none 2 5 8 85 60 42.697
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 43.977
  flat light none 2 5 18 75 60 40.637
  flat v.lt none 2 5 18 75 60 44.295
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 47.923
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.495
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 46.079
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 45.173
  flat v.lt none 2 5 18 75 60 45.980
  flat v.lt none 2 5 8 85 60 44.836
  flat v.lt none 1 5 1 93 70 43.466
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.017
  flat light none 2 10 8 80 60 44.199
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 45.010
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 42.682
  flat med none 2 10 8 80 60 43.420
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.419
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.286
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 43.045
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 44.013
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 45.386
  flat light none 2 5 8 85 60 44.796
  flat v.lt none 1 9 75 15 65 37.978
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.069
  flat med none 2 10 8 80 60 43.875
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.383
  flat med none 2 20 8 70 60 39.140
  flat v.lt none 1 9 5 85 65 41.925
  flat light none 2 7 6 85 60 43.755
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 2 8 9 82 63 43.2  
  Averages flat v.lt none 2 8 9 82 63 43.2
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 43.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 82 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (9 percent), in the city (8 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 an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 15 60 15 10 65 30.800
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2012 33.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 10 25 60 70 33.818
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 33.215
  flat med light 5 10 25 60 70 31.051
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 32.239
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 34.685
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 33.407
  hills lead hvy 0 0 7 93 75 32.675
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 7 17 70 71 33.0  
  Averages flat med light 6 7 17 70 71 33.0
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 33.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 39.5 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 20 50 25 70 41.577
  flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 41.948
  flat med light 10 15 60 15 70 40.656
  flat med hvy 5 20 60 15 70 40.733
  flat med hvy 5 10 55 30 70 40.523
  flat med light 10 20 55 15 70 40.194
  flat light none 15 10 65 10 70 36.987
  flat light none 10 5 50 35 70 36.649
  flat med none 9 18 55 18 70 33.641
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 36.917
  flat light none 15 10 60 15 70 35.942
  flat med light 5 20 60 15 70 42.056
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 39.656
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 41.305
  flat lead light 0 0 5 95 80 40.149
  flat light hvy 30 0 33 37 65 38.900
  flat med none 2 2 1 95 62 31.800
  flat med light 15 15 10 60 65 40.500
  flat light hvy 10 10 20 60 70 42.053
  flat light hvy 10 5 50 35 70 41.577
  flat light none 10 20 10 60 70 38.000
  flat med none 9 18 55 18 70 39.574
  flat lead light 0 0 5 95 80 38.723
  flat light none 10 10 35 45 65 38.634
  flat light none 10 5 65 20 70 39.347
  flat med none 10 15 45 30 70 39.132
  flat med hvy 5 20 60 15 70 43.576
  flat med light 5 10 65 20 70 39.001
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 42.219
  flat med none 5 20 60 15 70 36.419
  flat med hvy 5 10 65 20 70 41.852
  flat med hvy 5 20 60 15 70 42.106
  flat med light 5 10 65 20 70 38.793
  flat light none 20 15 35 30 65 37.054
  flat med none 5 5 20 70 75 44.415
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 42.961
  hills lead light 0 0 5 95 80 36.460
  flat med hvy 10 15 60 15 70 39.269
  flat med hvy 5 20 50 25 70 38.435
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 38.360
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 8 13 45 34 70 39.5  
  Averages flat med light 8 13 45 34 70 39.5
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 39.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 47.1 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 3 3 4 90 62 48.000
  hills v.lt none 3 3 4 90 62 46.100
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 39.7 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 10 10 60 20 70 39.135
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 40.443
  flat light light 10 10 65 15 70 40.572
  flat med hvy 10 20 55 15 70 38.315
  flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 41.914
  flat light hvy 10 5 55 30 70 41.304
  flat med none 10 15 45 30 70 39.120
  flat med light 5 20 60 15 70 41.330
  flat med hvy 0 5 10 85 70 41.976
  flat med hvy 5 20 60 15 70 42.333
  flat med light 5 10 65 20 70 42.266
  flat med none 5 10 65 20 70 42.102
  flat light none 10 5 60 25 70 40.169
  mtns med light 0 15 40 45 70 37.436
  flat light none 10 10 35 45 65 39.389
  flat light light 10 15 60 15 70 39.583
  flat light hvy 5 5 10 81 70 46.619
  flat light none 15 10 60 15 70 34.081
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 40.311
  flat light none 10 5 50 35 70 38.169
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 38.028
  flat light none 10 10 60 20 70 36.261
  flat light none 10 10 65 15 70 38.192
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 39.252
  flat med none 10 20 55 15 70 39.484
  flat med none 10 15 45 30 70 37.786
  flat light none 10 5 50 35 70 36.024
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 9 13 52 27 70 39.7  
  Averages flat med none 9 13 52 27 70 39.7
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 39.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (27 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 10 10 10 70 80 23.000
  flat med hvy 50 25 20 5 70 31.667
  flat v.lt light 0 9 0 91 60 29.000
  flat med none 5 10 20 65 81 26.700
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 16 14 13 58 73 27.6  
  Averages flat med light 16 14 13 58 73 27.6
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 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 58 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 (13 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 65 27.300
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 15 55 20 10 70 28.525
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 70 32.105
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 8 38 10 45 70 30.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 8 38 10 45 70 30.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 30.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 19 80 75 28.000
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 19 80 75 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 1 19 80 75 28.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 33.2 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 75 33.233
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 75 33.2  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 0 95 75 33.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 33.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 48.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 15 5 20 60 60 53.305
  flat light none 15 5 20 60 55 42.869
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 15 5 20 60 58 48.1  
  Averages flat light none 15 5 20 60 58 48.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 48.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2011 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 35.487
  flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 60 27.611
2011 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 3 3 95 60 31.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 3 3 95 60 31.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 31.5 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 43.7 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 42.000
  hills med light 7 20 25 48 75 42.000
  hills med none 5 0 15 80 80 46.967
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 6 13 22 59 77 43.7  
  Averages hills med none 6 13 22 59 77 43.7
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 43.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 42.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light none 5 25 10 60 65 42.264
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 41.6 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 43.774
  flat light none 0 0 8 92 70 36.500
  flat med hvy 20 10 10 60 75 40.920
  flat lead light 10 10 10 70 80 43.000
  hills med none 7 20 25 48 75 44.000
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 12 16 64 75 41.6  
  Averages flat med light 9 12 16 64 75 41.6
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 41.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 38.6 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 10 60 65 38.615
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 10 60 65 38.6  
  Averages flat light none 5 25 10 60 65 38.6
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 38.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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 flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 43.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 18 2 80 75 43.200
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 18 2 80 75 43.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 18 2 80 75 43.2
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 43.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 39.5 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 2 15 0 83 60 46.400
  flat light none 5 25 20 50 65 44.285
  flat light none 5 5 50 40 60 39.615
  flat med none 5 15 5 75 75 36.000
  hills light light 11 67 11 11 60 31.000
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 6 25 17 52 64 39.5  
  Averages flat light none 6 25 17 52 64 39.5
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 39.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (17 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 45.2 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med light 0 0 10 90 68 45.200
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 25 50 10 15 60 22.900
  flat med light 0 60 0 40 74 25.000
  hills light none 0 25 50 25 60 26.000
  flat med light 20 40 8 32 70 24.900
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 27.000
  hills med none 30 15 5 50 70 31.000
  hills med hvy 20 50 15 15 75 23.000
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 32.000
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 13 34 15 38 68 26.5  
  Averages flat med none 13 34 15 38 68 26.5
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 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 21 52 0 28 74 24.000
  flat light none 0 15 0 85 68 36.800
2010 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 34 0 57 71 30.4  
  Averages flat med none 11 34 0 57 71 30.4
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 30.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in heavy traffic (11 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 10 20 60 60 22.763
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 26.000
  flat med none 80 10 10 0 N/A 25.000
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 31.000
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 25.000
  flat med none 80 10 10 0 N/A 25.000
  flat lead light 10 10 20 60 60 18.506
  flat light none 15 15 55 15 60 29.027
  flat light none 20 20 40 20 56 22.400
  flat light none 15 15 55 15 60 29.729
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 27.514
  flat light none 15 15 55 15 60 30.369
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 26.327
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 21 15 35 29 61 26.0  
  Averages flat med none 21 15 35 29 61 26.0
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 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 61 miles per hour (29 percent), in heavy traffic (21 percent), and in the city (15 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 80 8 10 60 21.200
  hills med hvy 20 24 26 30 75 27.800
  flat med hvy 20 30 20 30 75 28.700
  flat med light 5 5 40 50 75 28.600
  hills med light 10 30 60 0 N/A 32.000
  hills med none 10 30 60 0 N/A 32.800
  hills med hvy 20 24 26 30 75 28.900
  hills med light 10 30 60 0 N/A 28.100
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 12 32 38 19 72 28.5  
  Averages hills med light 12 32 38 19 72 28.5
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 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 25.800
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 27.662
  flat lead hvy 0 15 15 70 65 20.100
  flat light none 0 15 0 85 60 33.600
  flat lead none 0 15 15 70 65 18.704
  flat lead none 0 15 15 70 65 18.745
  flat lead light 10 10 20 60 60 22.871
  flat lead hvy 10 10 20 60 60 20.342
  flat light none 5 3 0 92 65 30.000
  mtns v.lt none 5 3 0 92 65 35.000
  flat light none 15 15 55 15 60 29.041
  flat light none 15 15 55 15 60 28.448
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 27.533
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 25.193
  flat med hvy 10 40 30 20 70 29.400
  hills light none 14 14 0 71 50 29.400
  flat lead none 0 15 15 70 65 19.038
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 32.000
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 6 14 28 53 62 26.3  
  Averages flat med none 6 14 28 53 62 26.3
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 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (14 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 medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 1 39 40 20 68 26.100
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 62 25.800
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 gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (26 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 24.385
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 75 28.096
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 31.805
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 27.056
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 25.040
  flat med hvy 10 15 50 25 70 24.000
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 26.564
  flat med none 5 45 5 45 70 25.600
  flat med none 0 10 45 45 70 26.700
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 23.834
  flat med hvy 10 15 50 25 70 23.241
  hills med none 40 5 5 50 75 32.100
  flat lead hvy 5 15 50 30 75 23.610
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 70 30.564
  flat lead hvy 5 15 50 30 75 24.009
  flat med light 20 50 0 30 60 25.709
  hills med none 5 80 10 5 60 27.000
  hills med light 25 40 5 30 60 25.000
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 25.369
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 75 27.498
  hills lead none 40 5 5 50 75 33.600
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 26.182
  flat med light 10 15 50 25 70 24.010
  flat med hvy 10 15 50 25 70 26.182
  flat med hvy 0 20 40 40 75 23.529
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 75 25.291
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 19 34 37 71 26.4  
  Averages flat med light 10 19 34 37 71 26.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 2 35 13 50 87 29.400
  flat med none 0 40 0 60 81 25.900
  flat med light 9 14 45 32 65 28.500
  flat med hvy 0 0 12 88 90 31.955
  flat med hvy 30 33 38 0 N/A 20.776
  flat med light 9 14 45 32 65 27.958
  flat lead light 10 10 10 70 80 25.000
  flat med none 9 14 45 32 65 24.600
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 20 26 46 76 26.8  
  Averages flat med light 9 20 26 46 76 26.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 43.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 20 10 55 75 39.369
  flat med light 15 20 10 55 75 37.711
  flat light none 0 10 85 5 60 41.669
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 43.462
  flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 65 48.721
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 65 50.652
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 42.435
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 65 43.522
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 4 6 42 48 67 43.4  
  Averages flat light light 4 6 42 48 67 43.4
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 43.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (42 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 40.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 5 5 40 50 60 40.100
  hills lead light 50 0 0 50 70 39.000
  flat med light 5 15 5 75 65 41.400
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 20 7 15 58 65 40.2  
  Averages hills med light 20 7 15 58 65 40.2
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 5 30 60 65 27.000
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 5 30 60 65 27.0  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 30 60 65 27.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2010 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead hvy 10 20 20 50 80 23.059
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 29.072
  flat light light 10 10 10 70 60 30.100
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 10 13 70 72 27.4  
  Averages flat med light 7 10 13 70 72 27.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009.5 33.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009.5 4dr Hatch twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 5 10 55 30 62 37.300
  hills light light 5 10 55 30 62 30.500
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, 2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 33.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 20 40 30 80 26.000
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 20 40 30 80 26.0  
  Averages flat lead hvy 10 20 40 30 80 26.0
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 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 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 80 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 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 lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 0 5 95 65 31.100
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 0 5 95 65 31.1  
  Averages hills light none 0 0 5 95 65 31.1
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 31.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 5 10 15 70 60 31.068
  flat v.lt none 0 10 40 50 60 30.400
  flat light none 4 15 65 16 70 25.000
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 3 12 40 45 63 28.8  
  Averages flat light none 3 12 40 45 63 28.8
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 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 45 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 (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.884
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.9
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 23.9 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 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 flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 21 24 26 29 60 23.448
  flat light none 0 0 55 45 70 29.212
  flat light none 4 15 65 16 70 24.000
  flat lead hvy 10 20 40 30 80 29.000
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 15 47 30 70 26.4  
  Averages flat med light 9 15 47 30 70 26.4
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 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 23 23 24 30 60 26.400
  flat lead none 5 5 45 45 75 23.300
  flat med none 0 4 1 95 65 32.400
  hills light none 10 10 5 75 75 27.300
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 11 19 61 69 27.4  
  Averages flat med none 10 11 19 61 69 27.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 10 5 20 65 60 27.883
  flat med hvy 2 95 2 1 75 21.900
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 6 50 11 33 68 24.9  
  Averages flat med light 6 50 11 33 68 24.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 8.830
  flat med light 10 25 15 50 75 25.388
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, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 26.218
  flat med hvy 10 20 30 40 55 26.970
  flat med hvy 0 0 75 25 75 28.947
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 60 25.000
  hills med hvy 5 15 40 40 80 21.100
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 60 25.000
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 8 56 31 67 25.5  
  Averages flat med light 5 8 56 31 67 25.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 45.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 13 43 35 81 47.000
  flat light none 9 13 43 35 74 43.900
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, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 20 60 60 28.300
  flat med none 10 70 10 10 60 26.000
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 10 40 15 35 60 27.2  
  Averages flat med none 10 40 15 35 60 27.2
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 27.2 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 60 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (15 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 medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 5 0 95 80 22.000
  mtns med none 5 15 5 75 50 25.900
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead none 3 10 3 85 65 24.0  
  Averages hills lead none 3 10 3 85 65 24.0
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 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the suburbs (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 20 50 20 10 60 23.000
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 20 50 20 10 60 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 20 50 20 10 60 23.0
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 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 0 80 80 22.200
  flat med none 10 10 0 80 80 23.200
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 0 80 80 22.7  
  Averages flat med light 10 10 0 80 80 22.7
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 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 60 26.400
  flat med light 10 35 35 20 62 23.500
  flat light none 20 20 0 60 70 26.500
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 70 29.000
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 18 19 54 66 26.4  
  Averages flat med light 10 18 19 54 66 26.4
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 26.4 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (18 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 medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead none 10 40 10 40 74 21.400
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, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 20 50 20 10 60 23.500
  flat med none 10 20 20 50 55 26.000
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 15 35 20 30 58 24.8  
  Averages flat med none 15 35 20 30 58 24.8
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 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 21 23 26 31 68 23.500
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 21 23 26 31 68 23.5  
  Averages flat med none 21 23 26 31 68 23.5
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 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (21 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 0 45 25 65 24.885
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 26.538
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 30.076
  flat light none 5 0 10 85 65 31.353
  flat med light 0 5 75 20 75 30.000
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 1 34 58 67 28.6  
  Averages flat light light 7 1 34 58 67 28.6
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 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the city (1 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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 5 5 30 60 80 21.481
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 5 5 30 60 80 21.5  
  Averages flat lead light 5 5 30 60 80 21.5
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 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 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 lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 60 26.200
  flat light light 1 10 10 79 65 28.984
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 60 26.273
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 4 10 17 70 62 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 4 10 17 70 62 27.2
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 27.2 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 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med none 1 24 25 50 60 28.400
  flat med none 10 0 60 30 60 27.000
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med none 6 12 43 40 60 27.7  
  Averages hills med none 6 12 43 40 60 27.7
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 27.7 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 60 miles per hour (40 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 10 30 30 30 75 27.368
  flat med none 0 35 0 65 65 27.557
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 55 26.796
  flat med light 5 25 25 45 75 28.000
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 28.760
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.917
  flat light none 0 20 40 40 50 26.240
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.455
  flat med none 1 4 10 85 75 27.300
  flat med light 1 4 10 85 70 31.905
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.750
  flat med light 1 4 10 85 75 30.300
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 26.000
  flat med none 15 70 5 10 60 24.328
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.522
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 27.829
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.279
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 65 19.000
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 65 28.000
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 30.288
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 27.068
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 27.273
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.673
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.136
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 26.617
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 28.939
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 26.305
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 65 27.629
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 28.571
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.203
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 30.348
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 28.030
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 55 27.856
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 60 29.516
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 29.106
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 27.953
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 60 27.459
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.516
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 27.035
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 27.538
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.629
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 28.346
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 65 29.083
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 60 27.543
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 65 28.430
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 27.302
  flat med none 10 0 60 30 60 30.000
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 55 30.275
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 7 41 51 63 27.9  
  Averages flat med none 1 7 41 51 63 27.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (41 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 5 5 25 65 60 26.000
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 27.049
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 8 13 28 53 63 26.5  
  Averages flat med light 8 13 28 53 63 26.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat light light 0 60 40 0 N/A 21.000
  hills med none 0 10 10 80 70 22.300
  flat lead light 15 10 30 45 75 25.820
  flat med hvy 5 30 40 25 65 19.756
  flat lead hvy 2 18 50 30 80 23.500
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 70 20.200
  flat lead none 15 10 30 45 75 22.600
  hills med hvy 5 10 15 70 70 21.290
  hills v.lt light 5 5 10 80 70 24.250
  flat med hvy 5 5 0 90 75 24.054
  hills med none 0 10 10 80 70 22.300
  hills med none 5 5 10 80 80 23.137
  hills med none 2 8 10 80 75 21.531
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 75 21.339
  hills med hvy 5 15 15 65 75 20.678
  flat light light 30 20 0 50 75 23.913
  hills lead hvy 5 5 20 70 80 19.988
  flat light none 30 10 0 60 80 23.419
  hills med hvy 5 5 10 80 70 22.323
  flat med light 40 20 0 40 70 22.689
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 75 20.765
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 21.724
  flat med hvy 2 3 0 95 75 24.640
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med light 8 12 17 62 74 22.3  
  Averages hills med light 8 12 17 62 74 22.3
With the 250-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 30 40 65 27.222
  flat med none 25 0 25 50 68 30.500
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, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2008 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.900
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 80 20 65 18.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 10 60 10 20 65 22.800
  flat med hvy 0 5 0 95 75 29.700
  flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 24.700
  flat lead none 10 10 70 10 80 21.500
  flat lead none 10 20 60 10 80 22.900
  hills med light 30 40 10 20 65 22.800
  hills med none 30 10 0 60 65 27.300
  flat med hvy 15 10 10 65 75 26.800
  flat med hvy 10 50 20 20 75 26.300
  flat med light 10 80 0 10 70 23.300
  flat med none 5 5 50 40 70 28.582
  mtns med none 10 10 0 80 70 28.500
  hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 85 28.300
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 12 25 20 44 73 25.7  
  Averages flat med light 12 25 20 44 73 25.7
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 25.7 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 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 25.427
  flat med none 25 0 25 50 65 21.300
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 23.333
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 26.210
  flat light light 9 45 27 18 60 24.000
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 80 24.000
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 6 17 19 59 67 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 6 17 19 59 67 24.0
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 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 26.462
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 26.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 26.5
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 26.5 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 23.000
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 23.0  
  Averages flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 23.0
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 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 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 only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 15 85 60 30.000
  flat light none 20 25 0 55 68 27.000
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 13 8 70 64 28.5  
  Averages flat light light 10 13 8 70 64 28.5
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 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 64 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 24.097
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 24.1  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 24.1
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 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns med hvy 10 10 0 80 75 25.400
  flat med light 15 50 10 25 65 27.800
  mtns med hvy 0 10 0 90 75 32.300
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 8 23 3 65 72 28.5  
  Averages hills med hvy 8 23 3 65 72 28.5
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 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the suburbs (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 0 10 90 85 28.700
  flat v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 75 29.800
  flat light light 5 5 15 75 60 25.400
  flat med none 15 5 0 80 65 29.000
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 5 9 80 71 28.2  
  Averages flat med light 6 5 9 80 71 28.2
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 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (9 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 29.000
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 29.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 29.0
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 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 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 (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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 25 5 0 70 65 27.000
  flat med light 5 5 15 75 80 26.300
  flat v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 70 31.900
  flat med light 9 0 0 91 80 32.500
  flat v.lt hvy 5 10 10 75 70 31.000
  mtns light light 0 5 20 75 70 30.900
  flat v.lt none 0 0 40 60 75 28.500
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 80 27.000
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 24.480
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 7 5 16 72 74 28.8  
  Averages flat light light 7 5 16 72 74 28.8
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 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the city (5 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 25 70 65 27.300
  flat med none 0 25 10 65 65 27.200
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 15 18 68 65 27.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 15 18 68 65 27.3
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 27.3 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (15 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills lead light 10 60 20 10 65 21.200
  flat light light 5 10 40 45 75 27.401
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 8 35 30 28 70 24.3  
  Averages hills med light 8 35 30 28 70 24.3
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 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 30 10 50 60 24.700
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 30 10 50 60 24.7  
  Averages flat light none 10 30 10 50 60 24.7
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 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 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 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 light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 10 50 20 20 75 23.100
  hills lead none 0 25 10 65 60 24.500
  hills med none 10 10 0 80 70 31.100
  flat lead hvy 15 10 50 25 90 17.391
  flat lead hvy 25 10 40 25 90 15.556
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 12 21 24 43 77 22.3  
  Averages flat lead light 12 21 24 43 77 22.3
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 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 91 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 30.000
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 28.500
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 33.500
  flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 32.000
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 31.000
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 25.800
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 9 91 65 30.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 9 91 65 30.1
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 30.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 91 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (9 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 37.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills v.lt light 0 0 20 80 55 37.400
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 4 10 77 80 28.000
  flat lead hvy 36 18 11 36 80 24.000
  flat lead none 50 50 0 0 N/A 24.000
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 65 25.000
  flat med light 25 50 0 25 60 26.400
  flat lead light 8 20 12 60 80 26.000
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 22 26 14 38 73 25.6  
  Averages flat lead light 22 26 14 38 73 25.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the suburbs (14 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 15 30 5 50 74 27.700
  flat light none 5 15 30 50 70 27.300
  mtns light none 0 10 10 80 62 32.700
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 60 33.600
  mtns light none 0 10 10 80 62 31.700
  flat med none 15 30 5 50 74 28.000
  flat med none 3 5 10 83 60 25.800
  flat med hvy 10 10 30 50 70 26.200
  flat med light 20 30 10 40 70 29.000
  flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 70 22.800
  mtns med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 24.600
  flat v.lt light 10 10 10 70 55 27.800
  flat med light 20 30 10 40 70 31.000
  flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 75 25.200
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 14 20 11 55 67 28.1  
  Averages flat med light 14 20 11 55 67 28.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 80 0 10 75 25.175
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 70 25.959
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 70 22.441
  flat med hvy 25 13 12 50 65 25.200
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 24.036
  flat lead light 15 30 5 50 75 29.500
  flat v.lt none 5 15 20 60 65 34.280
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 24.800
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 70 29.969
  flat light none 15 60 0 25 70 27.545
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 7 20 39 35 70 26.9  
  Averages flat med none 7 20 39 35 70 26.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 70 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 70 27.000
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, 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 18 55 27 60 23.000
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 fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 30.648
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 24.587
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.195
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 23.649
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 24.736
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 24.825
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.680
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 25.409
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 30.288
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 24.180
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.472
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 30.222
  flat light hvy 0 60 20 20 70 23.624
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.483
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 30.082
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 32 19 49 70 27.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 32 19 49 70 27.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.1 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 70 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 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 light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 25 25 0 50 60 24.138
2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat lead light 25 25 0 50 60 24.1  
  Averages flat lead light 25 25 0 50 60 24.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006.5 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 21.951
  flat v.lt none 10 25 25 40 60 36.044
  flat lead light 10 50 35 5 65 19.800
  flat med light 10 10 65 15 60 21.298
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 30.000
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 fuel economy has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 33 17 17 62 32.300
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2006 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 22 28 10 40 74 28.700
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 gas mileage has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005.5 39.8 MPG Highway Percentage 89 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 7 3 90 70 34.196
  flat med none 1 7 3 88 70 45.500
2005.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 7 3 89 70 39.8  
  Averages flat med none 1 7 3 89 70 39.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 39.8 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 45.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 10 10 75 55 45.000
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, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 45.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 41.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 15 60 20 75 41.000
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, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 41.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 40 50 10 0 N/A 19.800
2005 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 40 50 10 0 0 19.8  
  Averages flat light none 40 50 10 0 0 19.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 1 9 30 60 75 26.500
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 1 9 30 60 75 26.5  
  Averages hills lead light 1 9 30 60 75 26.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2005 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 31.500
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 30.200
  flat med none 10 10 60 20 75 26.000
  flat light light 10 20 10 60 80 29.303
2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 9 21 65 74 29.3  
  Averages flat med none 5 9 21 65 74 29.3
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 25 25 10 40 60 40.000
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 25 25 10 40 60 40.0  
  Averages flat light light 25 25 10 40 60 40.0
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 40.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 43.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 20 10 50 20 75 44.000
  flat light none 5 5 15 75 68 40.600
  flat med light 20 15 25 40 80 45.000
  flat light none 20 10 30 40 80 45.000
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, the 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 43.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 2dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 70 15 10 60 22.813
  flat med light 10 50 0 40 80 20.000
  flat med hvy 0 5 5 90 80 22.000
  flat light light 0 35 0 65 70 21.419
  flat lead none 0 0 10 90 75 25.500
2004 2dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 3 32 6 59 73 22.3  
  Averages flat med light 3 32 6 59 73 22.3
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2004 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 33.900
  flat lead hvy 0 25 25 50 80 22.600
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 13 13 75 75 28.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 13 13 75 75 28.3
With the 200-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 41.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 10 20 65 60 42.000
  flat lead none 0 0 5 95 75 46.311
  flat med none 5 15 20 60 60 42.000
  hills light none 5 5 20 70 70 41.000
  hills med light 8 8 14 70 70 40.000
  flat light none 50 1 4 44 70 40.559
  flat light none 51 1 4 44 70 39.222
  flat light none 51 1 4 44 70 40.587
  flat light none 51 1 4 44 70 40.916
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 25 5 11 60 68 41.4  
  Averages flat med none 25 5 11 60 68 41.4
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 41.4 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in the city (5 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 not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 45.5 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 11 4 2 83 60 45.500
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 11 4 2 83 60 45.5  
  Averages flat light none 11 4 2 83 60 45.5
With the turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 61.8 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 60 61.750
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 90 5 0 N/A 18.000
  flat lead none 13 33 22 33 81 23.100
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, the 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2003 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 5 2 93 75 28.905
  flat med light 0 10 80 10 60 23.000
  hills med light 10 10 20 60 70 31.000
2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 8 34 54 68 27.6  
  Averages flat med light 3 8 34 54 68 27.6
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 6.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 15 80 60 6.353
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 15 80 60 6.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 15 80 60 6.4
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 6.4 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 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (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 not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 10 40 46 75 29.800
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 10 40 46 75 29.8  
  Averages flat med light 4 10 40 46 75 29.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 29.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2002 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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 45.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 10 20 70 75 45.000
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 10 20 70 75 45.0  
  Averages hills med none 0 10 20 70 75 45.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 45.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 7 25 25 43 60 26.100
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 7 25 25 43 60 26.1  
  Averages hills light none 7 25 25 43 60 26.1
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 26.1 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 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 40 40 60 24.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2002 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 0 75 60 26.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2001 46.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 44.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 48.000
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 25 0 75 75 46.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 25 0 75 75 46.0
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 46.0 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 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (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 on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2001 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns lead light 10 0 5 85 80 34.000
  hills lead light 10 10 40 40 80 25.900
  flat lead light 10 0 40 50 80 27.200
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead light 10 3 28 58 80 29.0  
  Averages hills lead light 10 3 28 58 80 29.0
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2001 47.5 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 70 20 75 50.000
  hills light none 20 20 5 55 65 45.000
2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 15 38 38 70 47.5  
  Averages hills light none 10 15 38 38 70 47.5
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 47.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 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 (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 46.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt none 8 21 21 50 60 46.000
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 fuel economy has been averaging 46.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 50 30 20 60 24.500
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.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.760
2000 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.8  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 75 21.8
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2000 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 2dr Hatch 174-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 10 50 40 70 23.000
  flat med light 15 80 5 0 N/A 16.200
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 20.269
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, 2000 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

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

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Fuel economy with the 2L engine is amazing.
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car is strictly a city car as my wife does shopping trips etc... We use it to run to friends and appointments. I cannot get more than 350 kms. to a tank! On the hwy she does better - combined maybe 450 kms. to a tank.
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Hard to argue with 40+ miles per gallon (and we are getting better than that on some tanks). Just took at 1500 mile road trip and averaged 50.8mpg. Diesel is currently cheaper than premium too. The Golf R is EPA rated for 24mpg but less if driven hard. Update: after 3 months 5,000mi getting 44 mpg combined.
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The Golf TDI easily beats the Honda in fuel economy, while giving up little in performance. We just took at trip in the TDI and averaged 48.8mpg. The Honda V6 is very efficient, but can't compare.
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-speed automated manual FWD
I have only had this car for one day, but I put 150 miles on it yesterday and averaged 40 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving.
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 40 mpg over the first 200 miles. Online reports indicate this will go up as engine accumulates miles and breaks in.
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 40 mpg.
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I like the gearing of the 6-speed and the high-way economy of 31+ mpg.
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Among similar "hot hatch" models, the GTI gets the best fuel economy by 5-10 mpg.
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In this day and age, this particular engine should have been able to have an overall fuel consumption figure of 28 to 30 mpg rather than 24 to 25 mpg combined. (its geared more towards performance rather than economy). The car is definitely no slouch, and acceleration is quite good. But in terms of fuel economy these days, having your cake and eating it too is a given isn't it? One saving grace is that this is VW's most reliable engine, so being able to drive a German engineered affordable substantial vehicle is a worthy trade off. At least, that's the excuse i used.
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Honestly, this isn't terrible - I do a lot of highway driving and my trip computer has registered up to about 40 mpg (which may be optimistic, but its usually closer to 35). This is the (admittedly small) price you pay for a five-cylinder engine with lots of torque and great top-gear acceleration. In light of the exaggerations other small-car makers have promulgated lately, the Golf doesn't look horrible. But it does make fuel economy numbers that would've been good five years ago, and it's easy to do better now. There is no comparison to a hybrid or a diesel, for sure (but these all cost at least 5K more).
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I avg about 25/26 mostly hwy/I understand with the bigger motor less economy but low compared to others in this category/ but if speed is what your after this may be for you its faster than most in this category .
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Does not get very good gas mileage. 20-21mpg? The fuel map has weird cutoff points and the stock intake system has a HUGE delay + drive by wire delay
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
averaging about 7 l/100 km, shuld be better on the highway
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The economy is OK for a sporty car, but it requires premium fuel for best performance. A sacrifice I am willlng to live with.
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I only get about 23-26mpg, even on long highway trips. The EPA rating for highway is 29 and I struggle to even come close.
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
18 city 23 highway is nothing to brag about considering it only has 250hp w/ 6 gears. It has drastically improved since covering 2k miles; last tank was well over 25mpg in mixed driving. Weight of AWD, stong winds, and stop/go kill the mileage.
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
4 cylinder performance with 6 cylinder fuel economy
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
In highly mixed driving (aggressive, city, relaxed, highway) I only manage 20 mpg on a good day. More often than not I only can get 18.
 

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)

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