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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
57 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
58 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.23
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With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 26.23 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 71.4 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9.6 percent), in heavy traffic (4.4 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 not used at all.
2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 23.47
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.2
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 41.14
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 49.45
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 33.01
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 43.52
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 30.8
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual AWD 24
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

2012 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
Averaging 40 mpg. 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
2012 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
 

2012 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.