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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 41.28 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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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 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance.
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Within weeks of getting the TDI, I took it on a two week road trip with the family: three passengers, full cargo area, three bikes hanging off the rack on the back. Often travelled above the posted speed limits. Averaged 41 mpg for the excursion-- mostly highway driving. Three successive summer trips have had similar results. When doing a long highway trip on my own, the MPG average has gone as high as 44. In town, its typically in the 28-30 range.
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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
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
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 .
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.
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.
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
requires premium gas.
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
4 cylinder performance with 6 cylinder fuel economy
 

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)

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