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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 25.76
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With the turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 25.76 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 41.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24.9 percent), in heavy traffic (10.5 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 not used at all.
2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 23.03
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.04
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 45.45
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.85
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.52
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 18.9
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.86
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2008 2008 2dr Hatch 250-hp 3.2L V6 6-sp automated manual AWD 22.31
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get 22 MPG in mostly city use, over 32 MPG on the highway. Accptable considering I tend to drive with enthusiasm. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
24-27MPG 50% freeway, 50% traffic see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Gives 27-30mpg when driven aggressively at intersyate speeds, 32-38mpg with conservative driving, even with mid-grade gasoline. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 27.7 mpg in mixed, spirited driving. Good mix of turbocharged power and 4 cylinder economy. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Best combination of acceleration and mpg. Routinely get 29-30mpg overall,as high as 36 on highway. Amazing for 200hp. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
25 in town, 31+ on the highway! see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
350 miles to a tank. I drive mostly on the highway. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get around ~25-26 MPG on my daily commute (12 miles, about 45 minutes drive time) and I have averaged over 32 MPG on long highway trips. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Decent, takes regular fuel. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
High Perfomance car and still get 32MPG on the HWY and 25-27MPG in the city!!enough said. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
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
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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
requires premium gas. 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
 

2008 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.