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Volkswagen Passat MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2014 2014 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 16 See details
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With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 16 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 heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 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.
2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 44 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.41 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 42.24 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 40.31 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.6 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 28.72 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 43.03 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 63.35 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 31.02 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30.2 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 25.14 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.63 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 39.2 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 29 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.24 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.95 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.43 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 31 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.25 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.68 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.5 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp automated manual FWD 27.08 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30.53 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.45 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.95 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp automated manual FWD 24.65 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 29.86 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.79 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 34.52 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual AWD 25.33 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 20.25 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 34.55 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp automated manual FWD 28 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.4 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.79 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 35.58 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 32 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.15 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 270-hp 4.0L W8 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.5 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.2 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 18.13 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.7 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 270-hp 4.0L W8 6-sp manual AWD 23 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 270-hp 4.0L W8 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.75 See details
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2004.5 2004.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual AWD 24.73 See details
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2004.5 2004.5 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual AWD 23.75 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 20.2 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30.58 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 270-hp 4.0L W8 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.3 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.92 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp automated manual FWD 26 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.79 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.2 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.68 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 32.44 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.28 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.09 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 21.5 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.37 See details
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2002.5 2002.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30.5 See details
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2001.5 2001.5 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.85 See details
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2001.5 2001.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 20 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 32.47 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Though as powerful as the 170-horse 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine it replaced, and stronger through the midrange, the Passat's new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine earns significantly better EPA fuel economy ratings: 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway vs. 22 and 32, respectively. Fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission, the difference widens: 24/36 vs. 22/31. Alas, the Mazda6 scores a bit higher: 25/37 with a six-speed manual and 26/38 with a six-speed automatic. In my real-world driving, I observed similar numbers in both cars, and the Passat managed the highest observed one-time average on my standard route to my son's school: 39.9 mpg. The Mazda's best on this route was 38. More typically I observed averages in the low 30s when driving both cars casually in the suburbs. Push them, and averages can fall into the mid-20s, even the low-20s. On the highway, the Passat's trip computer reported an average of 35, the Mazda6's an average of 36. Too close to call. What is clear is that both sedans deliver much better fuel economy than could be expected when the current Passat was introduced three years ago. This said, those seeking to maximize fuel economy, and who drive enough miles to offset a higher initial cost, have an even better option in the Passat's available diesel engine. The TDI engine has been further improved for 2015. It now peaks at 150 horsepower rather than 140. And it now rates 30/44 mpg with a six-speed manual transmission and 30/42 with a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission; plus owners often beat the EPA ratings. see full Volkswagen Passat review
 

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

Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Routinely getting 45-51+ on the highway and 35-38 in town with the TDI see full Volkswagen Passat review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average economy for the 5 cylinder engine is 27mpg see full Volkswagen Passat review
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Great gas mileage...I commute about 45 miles a day for work (all highway) and I average about 33 mpg. Plus, the car does not require premium fuel, which is an added bonus. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed 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). see full Volkswagen Passat review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Good fuel economy see full Volkswagen Passat review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Highway > 30mpg see full Volkswagen Passat review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 MPG in mostly city driving so far. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
more than 35 HWY at 65 MPH see full Volkswagen Passat review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Passat review
Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
26 mpg on roard trips see full Volkswagen Passat review
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
19.5 overall mpg see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
ok MPG, but requires premium. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For the lack of power and performance I would have expected 15% - 20% more mileage that getting. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2003 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy could be slightly better, city driving usually gets about 17 mpg. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2003 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
V6 is very thirsty in the city. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I don't think 21 mpg is that good! see full Volkswagen Passat review
 

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.