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

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Volkswagen Passat 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
2014 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 75 20 0 N/A 16.0
2014 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 75 20 0 16.0  
  Averages hills light light 5 75 20 0 16.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 16.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 60 52.0
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 60 52.0  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 60 52.0
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 52.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-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
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
mtns light light 0 20 30 50 65 38.6
  mtns light light 0 10 40 50 70 37.1
  flat med none 15 10 40 35 65 41.1
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 80 37.9
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 4 10 33 54 70 38.7  
  Averages hills med light 4 10 33 54 70 38.7
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 38.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2013 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 29.4
2013 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 29.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 29.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 29.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 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 2013 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 75 48.3
  flat med light 0 10 40 50 75 47.5
  hills med light 20 60 10 10 70 35.0
  flat light none 0 5 45 50 65 38.9
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 65 45.3
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 5 19 24 52 70 43.0  
  Averages flat light light 5 19 24 52 70 43.0
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 43.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Passat 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
2012 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 55 15 0 30 65 25.3
  mtns lead none 0 0 10 90 60 31.2
  flat light hvy 50 30 0 20 65 26.2
  hills med light 25 10 0 65 70 23.8
2012 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 33 14 3 51 65 26.6  
  Averages hills med light 33 14 3 51 65 26.6
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (33 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 90 10 60 30.0
  flat light none 5 0 85 10 60 27.5
  hills light none 0 0 90 10 60 28.7
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 0 88 10 60 28.7  
  Averages flat light none 2 0 88 10 60 28.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 10 10 65 50 74.4
  flat med light 15 10 10 65 43 52.2
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 10 10 65 47 63.3  
  Averages flat med light 15 10 10 65 47 63.3
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 63.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 47 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Passat 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
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 5 5 60 30 70 24.5
  flat med none 5 5 60 30 70 26.2
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 70 26.3
  flat light light 5 40 40 15 75 21.9
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 28.2
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 4 11 52 33 72 25.4  
  Averages flat med none 4 11 52 33 72 25.4
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (33 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Passat 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
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 10 40 40 68 30.2
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 10 40 40 68 30.2  
  Averages flat light none 10 10 40 40 68 30.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 5 10 85 62 34.1
  hills med none 5 10 5 80 70 27.0
  flat light light 5 5 30 60 68 30.3
  flat light none 5 5 20 70 68 29.3
  flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 62 33.0
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 3 6 15 76 66 30.7  
  Averages flat light none 3 6 15 76 66 30.7
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 27 0 7 67 68 39.2
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 27 0 7 67 68 39.2  
  Averages flat light none 27 0 7 67 68 39.2
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 39.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (27 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 20 10 40 30 70 23.0
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 20 10 40 30 70 23.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 20 10 40 30 70 23.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light 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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 60 30 70 27.0
  flat lead hvy 25 5 55 15 80 17.9
  flat med none 19 24 27 30 60 24.9
  flat light none 15 5 10 70 60 31.0
  flat med hvy 15 5 50 30 75 21.0
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 16 9 40 35 69 24.4  
  Averages flat med light 16 9 40 35 69 24.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Passat 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
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 10 60 20 10 75 18.6
  flat light hvy 11 22 22 44 60 30.0
  flat light light 0 0 1 99 68 34.4
  flat light none 10 55 20 15 75 22.0
  flat light none 25 50 15 10 75 18.9
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 11 37 16 36 71 24.8  
  Averages flat light light 11 37 16 36 71 24.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (36 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat 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
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 80 30.1
  flat med light 0 7 21 71 75 27.8
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 29 11 61 78 29.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 29 11 61 78 29.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat 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
2008 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 75 0 25 75 18.0
2008 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 75 0 25 75 18.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 75 0 25 75 18.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat 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
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med none 0 0 5 95 75 30.8
  hills med hvy 0 5 5 90 75 29.7
  hills med hvy 5 5 40 50 75 26.5
  flat light hvy 0 0 24 76 75 25.3
  hills med hvy 0 5 5 90 75 30.8
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 1 3 16 80 75 28.6  
  Averages hills med hvy 1 3 16 80 75 28.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all 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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 20 20 10 50 70 25.0
  hills med none 10 40 40 10 75 24.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 65 35 80 26.0
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 36.0
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 65 30.5
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 12 29 53 73 28.4  
  Averages flat med light 6 12 29 53 73 28.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat 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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 20 35 40 70 29.0
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 20 35 40 70 29.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 20 35 40 70 29.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 29.8
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 29.3
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 30.6
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 65 26.3
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 31.1
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 8 92 67 29.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 8 92 67 29.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 29.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 33.5
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 28.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.0
  flat med light 1 40 0 59 70 22.9
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 13 3 85 68 28.1  
  Averages flat med light 0 13 3 85 68 28.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 15 65 20 65 23.0
  hills med none 0 30 20 50 60 22.0
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 23 43 35 63 22.5  
  Averages hills med light 0 23 43 35 63 22.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.0
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 100 0 0 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 100 0 0 23.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 5 5 85 62 33.1
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 5 5 85 62 33.1  
  Averages hills light none 5 5 5 85 62 33.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 33.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 50 45 60 28.0
  flat light none 0 5 50 45 60 28.0
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 50 45 60 28.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 50 45 60 28.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (45 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 28.0
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 30.0
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 31.0
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 29.7  
  Averages flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 29.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 85 15 70 24.8
  flat med hvy 0 0 85 15 70 24.5
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 25.0
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 24.6
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 24.2
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 73 27 67 24.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 73 27 67 24.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (27 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 15 5 10 70 75 28.1
  hills light none 15 5 10 70 75 26.1
  flat light light 5 0 5 90 60 27.0
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 75 28.6
  hills med hvy 5 5 10 80 70 28.1
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 8 4 7 81 71 27.6  
  Averages hills light light 8 4 7 81 71 27.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 81 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (8 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 5 45 40 80 29.0
  flat lead hvy 0 90 10 0 N/A 17.5
  flat light light 0 10 40 50 80 30.9
  flat med hvy 10 10 25 55 70 27.1
  flat med light 10 0 50 40 65 27.9
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 23 34 37 74 26.5  
  Averages flat med light 6 23 34 37 74 26.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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
2007 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med light 0 5 5 90 85 31.0
  mtns med light 0 5 5 90 60 31.0
2007 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med light 0 5 5 90 73 31.0  
  Averages mtns med light 0 5 5 90 73 31.0
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on mountainous 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
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 5 15 10 70 75 26.4
  hills med light 5 10 10 75 60 27.0
  flat med none 30 30 10 30 65 28.0
  hills med light 20 10 10 60 75 26.6
  flat light hvy 10 0 0 90 60 28.0
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 14 13 8 65 67 27.2  
  Averages hills med light 14 13 8 65 67 27.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (14 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 65 27.5
  flat med light 2 18 20 60 75 27.0
  flat v.lt none 0 0 20 80 65 35.1
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 1 6 27 67 68 29.9  
  Averages flat light none 1 6 27 67 68 29.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 29.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2006 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 0 25 75 80 28.0
  hills med light 0 95 0 5 60 19.9
2006 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 48 13 40 70 24.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 48 13 40 70 24.0
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (40 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2006 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 24.3
  hills light none 0 0 40 60 70 25.0
2006 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 0 70 30 70 24.7  
  Averages hills med none 0 0 70 30 70 24.7
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 60 25.3
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 60 25.3  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 10 75 60 25.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 5 30 35 30 70 30.0
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 5 30 35 30 70 30.0  
  Averages hills med hvy 5 30 35 30 70 30.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 10 10 30 50 70 26.4
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 10 10 30 50 70 26.4  
  Averages hills med light 10 10 30 50 70 26.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 68 45.2
  flat v.lt none 3 8 0 89 50 40.6
  hills light hvy 5 10 40 45 75 31.0
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 6 20 71 64 38.9  
  Averages flat light none 3 6 20 71 64 38.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 38.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.0
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 31.4
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 31.4  
  Averages flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 31.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 31.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 33 67 65 19.5
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 33 67 65 19.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 33 67 65 19.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 5 85 80 34.5
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 5 85 80 34.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 5 85 80 34.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 34.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 20 20 30 30 70 21.0
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 20 20 30 30 70 21.0  
  Averages flat med light 20 20 30 30 70 21.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 15 35 45 60 33.0
  hills light none 5 20 30 45 75 30.7
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 18 33 45 68 31.9  
  Averages hills med light 5 18 33 45 68 31.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 31.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 36.0
  flat light light 10 10 40 40 60 32.0
  flat med light 0 35 0 65 70 35.0
  flat light hvy 0 10 90 0 N/A 26.9
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 60 38.6
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 17 36 42 65 33.7  
  Averages flat light light 5 17 36 42 65 33.7
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 33.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004.5 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 60 30 0 10 65 19.5
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 65 28.0
2004.5 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 30 18 0 53 65 23.8  
  Averages flat light none 30 18 0 53 65 23.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004.5 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2004.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 28.1
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 18.5
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 27.6
2004.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 24.7  
  Averages flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 24.7
With the turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004.5 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 8 3 2 87 70 23.1
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 8 3 2 87 70 23.1  
  Averages mtns med none 8 3 2 87 70 23.1
With the 270-horsepower 4.0L W8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 87 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (8 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on mountainous 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
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 18 45 18 18 60 27.0
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 18 45 18 18 60 27.0  
  Averages hills med none 18 45 18 18 60 27.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (18 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 5 65 30 70 28.0
  hills light none 2 3 60 35 70 28.0
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 1 4 63 33 70 28.0  
  Averages hills light light 1 4 63 33 70 28.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (33 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 20 40 20 20 60 27.0
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 20 40 20 20 60 27.0  
  Averages hills med none 20 40 20 20 60 27.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats 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 (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 3 66 21 70 26.0
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 3 66 21 70 26.0  
  Averages hills med none 10 3 66 21 70 26.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (21 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 10 0 85 60 19.0
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 10 0 85 60 19.0  
  Averages hills med light 5 10 0 85 60 19.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 3 66 21 70 28.2
  hills med none 10 3 67 21 70 28.3
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 3 67 21 70 28.3  
  Averages hills med none 10 3 67 21 70 28.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (21 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 60 40 60 17.9
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 24.9
  hills light hvy 0 0 60 40 60 18.5
  hills light hvy 0 0 40 60 60 19.7
  hills light none 0 0 80 20 65 15.6
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 50 50 61 19.3  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 50 50 61 19.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 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 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 30 20 0 50 80 16.5
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 30 20 0 50 80 16.5  
  Averages flat light light 30 20 0 50 80 16.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats 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 heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 80 20 60 17.9
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 80 20 60 17.9  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 80 20 60 17.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 60 21.2
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 60 21.2  
  Averages flat light light 5 5 10 80 60 21.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 60 40 60 18.8
  hills light light 0 0 80 20 60 15.7
  hills light light 0 0 60 40 60 16.3
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 67 33 60 16.9  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 67 33 60 16.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 16.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (33 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 26 53 5 16 60 20.0
  hills med none 50 25 10 15 75 21.0
  flat med hvy 10 30 60 0 N/A 24.0
  flat med light 5 21 42 32 70 26.0
  flat med light 0 20 50 30 65 28.0
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 18 30 33 19 68 23.8  
  Averages flat med light 18 30 33 19 68 23.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 5 25 40 30 70 32.0
  flat lead none 5 25 40 30 70 32.0
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 5 25 40 30 70 32.0  
  Averages flat lead light 5 25 40 30 70 32.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 32.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead 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
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 40.3
  flat light none 15 10 30 45 60 30.8
  flat light hvy 10 5 45 40 60 32.8
  flat light light 5 10 50 35 60 33.3
  flat light none 5 15 30 50 60 35.2
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 10 31 52 62 34.5  
  Averages flat light light 7 10 31 52 62 34.5
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 34.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 13 6 76 60 23.0
  flat med none 0 6 3 91 70 26.0
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 10 5 84 65 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 3 10 5 84 65 24.5
With the 270-horsepower 4.0L W8 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat 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
2004 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med light 0 5 20 75 70 29.3
  hills light none 15 25 25 35 70 25.5
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 60 22.1
  flat light hvy 5 15 30 50 80 23.0
  flat light hvy 15 35 35 15 70 24.0
2004 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 9 24 30 37 70 24.8  
  Averages hills light light 9 24 30 37 70 24.8
With the 190-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 20 40 30 75 29.8
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 56 28.7
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 35 20 40 66 29.3  
  Averages flat light none 5 35 20 40 66 29.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 30 15 5 50 65 22.1
  hills med none 10 35 30 25 60 16.9
  hills med none 10 35 25 30 60 18.4
  hills med light 15 25 15 45 65 19.1
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 16 28 19 38 63 19.1  
  Averages hills med none 16 28 19 38 63 19.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 19.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 74 26.7
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 74 26.7  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 74 26.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 25 0 30 45 70 23.1
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 25 0 30 45 70 23.1  
  Averages flat med none 25 0 30 45 70 23.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat 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
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 20 40 40 80 26.0
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 20 40 40 80 26.0  
  Averages flat lead light 0 20 40 40 80 26.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead 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
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 65 20 70 23.8
  flat light none 15 20 35 30 62 19.6
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 32.1
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 12 42 42 64 25.2  
  Averages flat light none 5 12 42 42 64 25.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (42 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0
  hills light none 0 10 20 70 55 26.5
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 24.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 34.0
  flat med light 5 5 15 75 70 29.5
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 1 3 27 69 66 29.0  
  Averages flat light none 1 3 27 69 66 29.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 34.0
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 60 32.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 60 30.0
  hills med none 10 70 10 10 65 27.5
  flat v.lt none 0 20 20 60 75 31.0
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 18 18 62 68 30.9  
  Averages flat med light 2 18 18 62 68 30.9
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 30.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat 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
2003 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 20 0 60 75 21.3
2003 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 20 0 60 75 21.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 20 20 0 60 75 21.3
With the 270-horsepower 4.0L W8 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all 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
2003 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 10 60 20 75 19.5
  flat light hvy 20 70 5 5 60 19.0
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 75 22.1
2003 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 27 48 15 70 20.2  
  Averages flat light light 10 27 48 15 70 20.2
With the 190-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat 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
2003 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 9 45 45 0 N/A 18.5
  flat light light 87 7 3 3 70 19.5
2003 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 48 26 24 2 70 19.0  
  Averages flat med light 48 26 24 2 70 19.0
With the 190-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat 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
2002.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 30.2
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 70 30.8
2002.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 18 83 70 30.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 18 83 70 30.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002.5 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002.5 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002.5 Volkswagen Passat 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 Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.8
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.8  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light 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 Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 38 28 28 6 60 23.0
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 38 28 28 6 60 23.0  
  Averages flat med none 38 28 28 6 60 23.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (6 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat 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 Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 5 85 70 21.5
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 5 85 70 21.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 5 85 70 21.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat 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 Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 60 22.6
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 60 22.6  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 10 90 60 22.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light 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 Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 65 24.6
  hills med light 10 20 40 30 65 25.5
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 15 20 30 35 65 25.1  
  Averages hills med light 15 20 30 35 65 25.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly 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 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.8
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.8  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light 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 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 5 95 70 35.0
  flat light none 33 28 33 6 60 22.5
  flat lead none 5 70 20 5 70 21.9
  flat light light 0 30 20 50 65 29.0
  flat light light 25 25 25 25 70 25.4
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 13 31 21 36 67 26.8  
  Averages flat med light 13 31 21 36 67 26.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat 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 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 25 0 0 75 60 29.8
  flat med light 25 0 0 75 60 33.1
  flat med light 20 0 0 80 60 31.6
  flat med light 20 0 0 80 60 32.6
  flat med light 25 0 0 75 60 30.6
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 23 0 0 77 60 31.5  
  Averages flat med light 23 0 0 77 60 31.5
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 31.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (23 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat 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 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 65 24.4
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 65 24.3
  flat med light 18 30 2 50 65 22.4
2002 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 12 12 70 65 23.7  
  Averages flat light light 6 12 12 70 65 23.7
With the 190-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat 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 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 10 10 10 70 75 24.5
  hills med light 0 0 50 50 80 22.0
  mtns light none 0 0 10 90 75 26.5
  mtns light none 10 10 10 70 75 22.0
  flat med light 5 20 25 50 70 21.0
2002 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 5 8 21 66 75 23.2  
  Averages hills light none 5 8 21 66 75 23.2
With the 190-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light 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
2001.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 75 5 15 60 20.0
2001.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 75 5 15 60 20.0  
  Averages flat light light 5 75 5 15 60 20.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001.5 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001.5 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 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
2001.5 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 6 94 74 30.2
  flat med none 0 22 33 44 74 23.5
2001.5 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 11 20 69 74 26.9  
  Averages flat light none 0 11 20 69 74 26.9
With the 190-horsepower 2.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001.5 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001.5 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001.5 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2000 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 31.1
  flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 32.6
  flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 33.6
2000 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 32.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 32.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 32.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 98 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (2 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

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

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Volkswagen Passat MPG

Volkswagen Passat Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD really exceedes my expectations. based on what i read and the fact that i do 95% hwy driving i expected to exceed the epa estimate of 43 mpg. in reality i can obtain upwards of 54mpg (computer) or ~51 mpg (corrected) on rural highways (62mph) and 47mpg on interstates (75mph) without a problem. that is in the neighborhood of a 10-20% improvement ABOVE epa estimates. simply amazing.
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD Routinely getting 45-51+ on the highway and 35-38 in town with the TDI
2012 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Average economy for the 5 cylinder engine is 27mpg
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD Very good, for a car that is actually fun to drive (I feel that a hybrid is the equivalent of automotive novocaine).
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Average 24 MPG in mostly city driving so far.
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD Good fuel economy
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Highway > 30mpg
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD I can average 34 mpg and get 37 mpg on the highway in gentle driving, yet I have plenty of power on tap if I need it for passing, merging, etc.
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD It has averaged over 31 mpg for more than 13,000 miles. Gets around 35 mpg on long trips at interstate speeds of 70 mph.
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD more than 35 HWY at 65 MPH
Volkswagen Passat Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2006 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26 mpg on roard trips
2005 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.5 overall mpg
2004 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD I expected 23-24 overall, and 26-28 highway. I get 25 highway and 22 overall, tops. Have to use premium or a mix of plus and premium. Tank is small.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD ok MPG, but requires premium.
2004 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD For the lack of power and performance I would have expected 15% - 20% more mileage that getting.
2003 4dr Sedan 270-hp 4.0L W8 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD As an 8 cylinder engine, the overall fuel economy is not as good as the Passat 6 or 4 cylinder versions. Expect, on average, to get 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with a mixed of around 19-20mpg. 21 Gallon tank can be quite expensive to fill.
2003 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD Fuel economy could be slightly better, city driving usually gets about 17 mpg.
2003 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD Averaging 21mpg in suburban/highway driving for a long time... not so great. A high-torque engine and heavy chassis requires lots of gallons of premium fuel.
2002 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD V6 is very thirsty in the city.
2002 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD I don't think 21 mpg is that good!