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Volkswagen Beetle MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2000 2000 2dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 46.3
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With the turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle has been averaging 46.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Beetles in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 71.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8.7 percent), in heavy traffic (3.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2000 Volkswagen Beetle in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 How much difference can a diesel make? The EPA rates the Beetle Convertible's 170-horsepower 2.5-liter gas engine for 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. The 140-horsepower (but torqier) 2.0-liter TDI? A much more fuel efficient 28/37. In both cases the lighter hatchback scores a little better. TDI fans claim that the EPA underestimates diesel fuel economy, and they might have a point. While the 2.5's trip computer reported averages in the mid-to-high 20s in suburban driving, the TDI's reported averages in the 40s, even just over 50 with a feather-light right foot and few complete stops. On a 70-mph highway the trip computer reported a two-way average of 38. At lower speeds the TDI should exceed the EPA rating. The Mini and Fiat are considerably smaller, lighter, and less powerful, but with somewhat overwhelmed gas engines they can't match the Beetle's fuel economy (27/35 and 27/34, respectively). Note that diesel fuel tends to cost a little more than regular unleaded, and far fewer stations carry it. see full Volkswagen Beetle review
 

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

Volkswagen Beetle Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
I have the Beetle for just one month, so canīt say too much yet, but after 500 Km mostly highway driving (from whicharound 100 Km on mountanous roads), it was showing an average of 13.1 Km/ltr. Not bad at all. When i drive into the city, it averages more or less 8.0 Km/ltr. Iīm not a racer, but also not a slow driver. see full Volkswagen Beetle review
2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
A real-world 50+ miles per gallon. This is achieved by going 55 MPH or thereabouts, and on limited-access hiways. In-town mileage of course is worse. see full Volkswagen Beetle review
Volkswagen Beetle Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
NOT an economy car. Fun to drive, but not for the tight pocketbook. see full Volkswagen Beetle review
2004 2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Less than 25 mpg. see full Volkswagen Beetle review
 

2000 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Beetle's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.