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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

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2016 2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 34.2 See details
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2016 2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 31.31 See details
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2016 2016 4dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual AWD 23.53 See details
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2016 2016 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 32.21 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 32.44 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.64 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 42.97 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 40.09 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 41.32 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 40.91 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 29.71 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 30.04 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 33.3 See details
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2013 2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 38 See details
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2013 2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 42.76 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.23 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 23.47 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.2 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 41.14 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 49.45 See details
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 33.01 See details
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 43.52 See details
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 30.8 See details
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual AWD 24 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.3 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 28.5 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 47.05 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 39.55 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 33.23 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.55 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 48.09 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.51 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.24 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.4 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 42.48 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 39.74 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 45.2 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.38 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.76 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 27.41 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 43.44 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 40.17 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 25.95 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.49 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 27.27 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.35 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 24.89 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 25.54 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 17.11 See details
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2009.5 2009.5 4dr Hatch twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 7-sp automated manual FWD 33.9 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 25.76 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 23.03 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.04 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 45.45 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.85 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.52 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 18.9 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.86 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch 250-hp 3.2L V6 6-sp automated manual AWD 22.31 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.24 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 25.69 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 29.21 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.92 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.57 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 28.1 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 27 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.89 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-sp automatic FWD 32.3 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 28.7 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 23 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.07 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 24.14 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.82 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 41 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 19.8 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 29.25 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.5 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 45 See details
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2005.5 2005.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 39.85 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 43.65 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Hatch 200-hp 2.8L V6 6-sp manual FWD 28.25 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Hatch 240-hp 3.2L V6 6-sp manual AWD 22.35 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 40 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 41.4 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 27.64 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 20.55 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 61.75 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-sp automatic FWD 45.5 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 25.68 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 27.95 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 24 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 26 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 29.03 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 46.75 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 46 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 24.5 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 21.76 See details
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2000 2000 2dr Hatch 200-hp 2.8L V6 6-sp manual FWD 19.82 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 The top reason to buy nearly any EV is fuel economy. Both the e-Golf and the Soul EV used about 20 kWh of electricity per 100 miles of suburban driving, with the Volkswagen perhaps ten percent more efficient than the Kia. Their EPA MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) ratings are 126/105 and 120/92, respectively. The BMW i3, with about 700 fewer pounds and much skinnier tires, outpoints them both (and all other current EVs), with 137/111. But these MPGe differences among EVs aren't as meaningful as they might seem at first glance, since all are far less expensive to feed than gas-powered cars. With the average cost of a kWh about 12 cents, driving the e-Golf costs about 2.5 cents per mile. Some people will pay one-third this amount by recharging at night in an area with low rates--less than a penny per mile. If the i3 reduces this by another ten percent... Assuming 30 MPG and $2.50 per gallon (low by recent historical standards), a fairly efficient gasoline-powered car burns 8.3 cents of fuel per mile. Drive a little over 10,000 miles a year, and the annual EV savings works out to $600 even assuming 12 cents per kWh. But what about range? This will vary based on driving mix and style. Go easy on the pedals--especially the brakes--in the suburbs without heat or A/C and it's easy to beat the EPA range estimates of 93 miles for the Soul and 83 for the Golf. The former was the best during 2015 for any compact EV, while the latter is simlar to the i3's 81 and the class average. (For 2016 the Nissan LEAF will have an EPA range estimate of 105 miles.) Of course, that's quite a few qualifications. Running the heat or A/C will significantly reduce range, even with the more efficient heat pumps standard in both cars (except for their base trim levels). To help avoid this, the seats in the top trim Soul EV+ can be heated or cooled. Those in the e-Golf can only be heated. Highway miles drain the battery packs even more quickly than the EPA figures suggest, because the EPA assumes a relatively low cruising speed. On a 70-MPH Interstate the e-Golf's range fell by about a third. The Soul EV and BMW i3, with taller, chunkier bodies, should suffer at least as much. Still, I drove 99 miles without recharging in the e-Golf despite spending about 40 of these miles at (or slightly above) 70 MPH. Without the highway portion the car's range would have been well over 100 miles. Most people rarely need to drive farther than this in a day unless they're traveling (in which case a non-Tesla EV isn't practical). Recharging via a standard wall outlet can take over 15 hours in either car. Anyone who often will drive more than 50 miles per day should seriously consider having a 240-volt charger installed in their home. These cost about $600 plus installation, which can easily add another $600 (depending on the specifics of your home's layout and electrical system). see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
 

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Hard to argue with 40+ miles per gallon (and we are getting better than that on some tanks). Just took at 1500 mile road trip and averaged 50.8mpg. Diesel is currently cheaper than premium too. The Golf R is EPA rated for 24mpg but less if driven hard. Update: after 3 months 5,000mi getting 44 mpg combined. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The Golf TDI easily beats the Honda in fuel economy, while giving up little in performance. We just took at trip in the TDI and averaged 48.8mpg. The Honda V6 is very efficient, but can't compare. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I'm averaging in the mid to upper 40 mpg (around 4.9 l/100 km) range combined, with about 70% of my driving on the highway. Quite satisfied. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
I have only had this car for one day, but I put 150 miles on it yesterday and averaged 40 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 40 mpg over the first 200 miles. Online reports indicate this will go up as engine accumulates miles and breaks in. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 40 mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I like the gearing of the 6-speed and the high-way economy of 31+ mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Among similar "hot hatch" models, the GTI gets the best fuel economy by 5-10 mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get 30 easily driving it 50/50 city and highway, and not being particularly hard on it (but not beating it either). see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
So far averaging 25mpg with spirited mix of city (65%) and hwy (35%) driving. Great fuel economy even for a fast turbo charged car. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In this day and age, this particular engine should have been able to have an overall fuel consumption figure of 28 to 30 mpg rather than 24 to 25 mpg combined. (its geared more towards performance rather than economy). The car is definitely no slouch, and acceleration is quite good. But in terms of fuel economy these days, having your cake and eating it too is a given isn't it? One saving grace is that this is VW's most reliable engine, so being able to drive a German engineered affordable substantial vehicle is a worthy trade off. At least, that's the excuse i used. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2012 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Honestly, this isn't terrible - I do a lot of highway driving and my trip computer has registered up to about 40 mpg (which may be optimistic, but its usually closer to 35). This is the (admittedly small) price you pay for a five-cylinder engine with lots of torque and great top-gear acceleration. In light of the exaggerations other small-car makers have promulgated lately, the Golf doesn't look horrible. But it does make fuel economy numbers that would've been good five years ago, and it's easy to do better now. There is no comparison to a hybrid or a diesel, for sure (but these all cost at least 5K more). see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I avg about 25/26 mostly hwy/I understand with the bigger motor less economy but low compared to others in this category/ but if speed is what your after this may be for you its faster than most in this category . see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Does not get very good gas mileage. 20-21mpg? The fuel map has weird cutoff points and the stock intake system has a HUGE delay + drive by wire delay see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
18 city 23 highway is nothing to brag about considering it only has 250hp w/ 6 gears. It has drastically improved since covering 2k miles; last tank was well over 25mpg in mixed driving. Weight of AWD, stong winds, and stop/go kill the mileage. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
averaging about 7 l/100 km, shuld be better on the highway see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The economy is OK for a sporty car, but it requires premium fuel for best performance. A sacrifice I am willlng to live with. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I only get about 23-26mpg, even on long highway trips. The EPA rating for highway is 29 and I struggle to even come close. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
4 cylinder performance with 6 cylinder fuel economy see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
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. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
 

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)

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