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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage (MPG):

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Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 80 41.0
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 80 45.0
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 80 43.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 50 50 80 43.0
With the turbocharged 170hp 1.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy has been averaging 43.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 30 40 10 20 60 22.0
2002 4dr Wagon 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 30 40 10 20 60 22.0  
  Averages flat med light 30 40 10 20 60 22.0
With the turbocharged 170hp 1.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 19 0 79 75 30.4
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 19 0 79 75 30.4  
  Averages flat med light 1 19 0 79 75 30.4
With the turbocharged 170hp 1.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta gas mileage has been averaging 30.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in heavy traffic (1 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 30 10 5 55 60 23.7
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 30 10 5 55 60 23.7  
  Averages flat med light 30 10 5 55 60 23.7
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 20 25 50 75 32.0
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 20 25 50 75 32.0  
  Averages flat med none 5 20 25 50 75 32.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 32.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 15 20 65 70 42.1
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 44.1
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 65 41.7
  flat med hvy 3 30 10 57 75 41.8
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 75 38.0
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 2 14 16 68 71 41.5  
  Averages flat med light 2 14 16 68 71 41.5
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta gas mileage has been averaging 41.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 25 70 75 44.4
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 75 45.3
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 75 44.5
  flat med none 0 5 25 70 70 47.2
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 75 42.5
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 17 78 74 44.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 17 78 74 44.8
With the turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy has been averaging 44.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 75 10 10 80 21.0
  flat v.lt hvy 0 20 40 40 60 27.5
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 3 48 25 25 70 24.3  
  Averages flat light light 3 48 25 25 70 24.3
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 21.0
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 19.6
  flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 55 26.0
  flat med hvy 18 9 0 73 75 17.0
  flat light none 0 22 33 45 65 22.0
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 6 7 84 66 21.1  
  Averages flat light light 4 6 7 84 66 21.1
With the 115-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta gas mileage has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (7 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 47.7
2002 4dr Hatch turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 47.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 47.7
With the turbocharged 170hp 1.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy has been averaging 47.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
Average with automatic 39.5 mpg. In all types of driving. Have gotten as much as 44 mpg on long trips
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
It gets better mpg than any other new wagon.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Sticker said 50 highway (for the 5spd diesel wagon) I averaged 48 over 40,000 of ownership, and I drove it like a rental car.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Diesel get 50+ mpg highway - better than any hybrid.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Jetta TDI - Typical economy is in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
2003 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Average between 30 and 35 mpg even when driven hard.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
Driven hard, I still get 31-32 mpg. driven like a normal human, I get 38-39. I really cant complain.
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
The diesel returns phenomenal fuel mileage. I have yet to achieve less than 40mpg with mixed highway/city, and am usually 42-47 for highway only.
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
The diesel automatic gets 35-42 MPG. I have gotten 620 miles out of the 15 gallon tank.
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
With the diesel engine (1.9L, mechanical fuel injection) and manual transmission, deliver 50+ mpg in mixed driving. 56-59mpg on highway running 60-70mph.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I average between 18-22. Not very good for an economy car.