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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.3
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With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 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 on most or all of the time.
2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 28.5
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 47.05
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 39.55
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 33.23
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.55
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2011 2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 48.09
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
 

2011 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.