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Volkswagen Jetta MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 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 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 19.5
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2000 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 50
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 30.67
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 29.13
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 19.3
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Volkswagen's hybrid approach is nothing like Toyota's, and not much like Honda's, either. There's no CVT transmission. And no Atkinson cycle engine where the intake valves remain open longer (good for efficiency, not good for power). Instead, the transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual much like that offered in VW's non-hybrids. The engine is a small, 1.4-liter four-cylinder--but with a turbocharger. Total output, 170 horsepower, far exceeds the Acura's 115. As in nearly all current hybrids except those from Toyota and Ford, the electric motor is sandwiched between the engine and transmission. Unlike in the Honda, the engine can be declutched from the electric motor, permitting the latter to propel the car all by itself. With no CVT, no Atkinson cycle, and a turbo, VW's recipe doesn't sound like the best one for fuel economy. But the Jetta Hybrid does quite well. Though far more powerful than the ILX Hybrid, the VW's EPA numbers are much better, 42 mpg city, 48 mpg highway vs. 39 and 38, respectively. What's more, with its engine overmatched ILX is likely to fall short of its EPA numbers for all but the most patient drivers. In my driving the Jetta Hybrid's trip computer reported an average of 46 in suburban driving and about 40 driving on a 70-mph highway (less on a hot day going in one direction, more on a cooler day when returning). On rural, 55-mph highways, the trip computer reported averages in the high 40s, verifying the EPA number. I've observed 50-plus mpg in a Toyota Prius. But the much quicker (we'll get to this) Jetta Hybrid has all of the other hybrids beat. The Jetta Hybrid does require premium gas. But so does the ILX Hybrid. What about the Jetta TDI diesel? The EPA estimates much worse fuel economy, 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. But in a recent test of a Beetle with the same engine I observed trip computer averages close to those of the Jetta Hybrid. Other reviewers have reported similar real-world numbers for both powertrains. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
I am averaging 39mpg with mixed driving. It would be higher but it is a fun car and it is difficult to maintain discipline for an entire tank of fuel. 500 miles is a long way to drive conservative lol. My economy keeps rising as the engine breaks in which can be up to 60000 miles. I love that it is as efficient as a hybrid, but does it at 80mph and doesnt feel gutless. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Stellar vehicle all around. Fuel economy is amazing, have gotten as low as 4.9L/100km with 110 km/hr highway driving and one driver and one passenger. Loaded, it still comes under 5.5. (I am not a heavy footed driver but do cruise at posted highway speeds plus a bit. Comfortable all around. Three months and 12,000km into ownership and I like it more and more. I checked out a whole bunch of cars and wanted fuel economy so had looked at the hybrids then thought that this is a proven technology, drove one and was sold on it. The hybrids that I drove were more expensive and all had a quirk or two when driving (including the Jetta hybrid) see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging around 41mpg in the first week - my daily commute is 96 miles round trip. That mpg paired with the fun-to-drive factor made a VW diesel an easy choice for me over the hybrids I test drove. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
With the TDI, I'm easily getting 45+ on the highway. The in-car MPG is a few MPG over actuals. Drove 600 miles in my first tank of gas. Even with a bike rack with three bikes on the back of my car (lots of extra drag), I was getting 40 MPG on a 180-mile highway trip. Fuel economy is better than excellent for a non-hybrid. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I drive 80 miles a day, 70/30 highway/city. I average 39 mpg per tank driving at an average 75 mph on highway. My normal range before I fill up is about 530 miles according to the trip computer, and there is still more than an 8th of tank left. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2011 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While rated at only 32 MPG highway, I drove the Jetta roundtrip from Bakersfield, CA to Las Vegas, NV (300 miles each way, over 3 mountain passes) and the car returned 37 MPG at a cruising speed of 80 MPH. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
They say 30/42 MPG, I have NEVER seen below 34 mpg and that was trying to burn some fuel. Our first trip was to the Tri-state area in West NC. Hand calculated to 46.3mpg. We constantly get 42-43mpg on the highway, and 37-39 around town, which is 30mph driving. My wife and I both drive fast on the highway, On average the Cruise control is set between 75-85 (tends to be on the higher side). see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 38-40. A trip would see 44 mpg see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
20 city - 25 hwy. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
40-50 MPG higway, over 30 city. I expect better fuel economy when over 10-15k miles. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
20-22 mpg see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Combined city/hwy is only low to mid 20 MPG see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Worst in segment for the gas engine see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Thirsty in the city see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It could be better-I average 27-28 MPG in mixed city/highway driving. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Even when driving extremely conservatively, I have never been able to get much more than 30 mpg highway on this car, which seems low for a car of this size and power. A taller overdrive might help in this regard. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
My mileage during the winter was not too good. My daily commute is short, so the car barely gets to full operating temperature. My Civic Si did considerably better around town. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I average between 18-22. Not very good for an economy car. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
 

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage (MPG)

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