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Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2014 44.0 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent
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 turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 5 5 10 80 75 42.000
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 46.000
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 3 3 8 88 75 44.0  
  Averages flat med none 3 3 8 88 75 44.0
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 44.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2014 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
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 16.000
2014 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 75 20 0 0 16.0  
  Averages hills light light 5 75 20 0 0 16.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 16.0 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 0 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2013 42.2 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
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 70 30 56 39.500
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 56 46.700
  flat v.lt light 0 0 50 50 56 34.500
  flat v.lt light 0 0 70 30 56 38.500
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 60 52.000
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 52 48 57 42.2  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 52 48 57 42.2
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 42.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 57 miles per hour (48 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 an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2013 40.3 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
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 38.600
  mtns light light 0 10 40 50 70 37.063
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 80 37.941
  flat med none 15 10 40 35 65 41.091
  mtns light light 0 0 0 100 65 46.875
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 3 8 26 63 69 40.3  
  Averages hills light light 3 8 26 63 69 40.3
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 40.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2013 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 29.412
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, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2012 43.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
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 none 0 5 30 65 65 41.250
  flat light none 0 5 45 50 65 38.900
  flat light none 0 25 25 50 70 40.000
  flat light none 0 10 30 60 60 48.000
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 65 45.294
  flat med light 0 10 40 50 75 47.464
  hills med light 20 60 10 10 70 35.000
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 75 48.299
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 3 17 26 54 68 43.0  
  Averages flat light none 3 17 26 54 68 43.0
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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 68 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2012 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
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 25.289
  flat light hvy 50 30 0 20 65 26.159
  hills med light 25 10 0 65 70 23.775
  mtns lead none 0 0 10 90 60 31.176
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2012 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
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 30.000
  hills light none 0 0 90 10 60 28.659
  flat light none 5 0 85 10 60 27.500
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, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2011 63.4 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
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 74.500
  flat med light 15 10 10 65 43 52.200
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 10 10 65 47 63.4  
  Averages flat med light 15 10 10 65 47 63.4
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 63.4 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2010 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
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 24.481
  flat light light 5 40 40 15 75 21.853
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 70 23.850
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 28.200
  flat med none 5 5 60 30 70 26.181
  flat med light 5 5 60 30 70 26.300
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med none 4 10 53 33 72 25.1  
  Averages flat med none 4 10 53 33 72 25.1
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 53 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 (10 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2010 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 30.200
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, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2010 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
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 none 5 5 20 70 68 29.300
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 62 34.100
  flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 62 33.000
  flat light none 0 10 10 80 68 30.700
  flat light hvy 0 10 15 75 62 29.600
  hills med none 5 10 5 80 70 27.000
  flat light light 0 10 15 75 68 29.500
  flat light light 5 5 30 60 68 30.300
  flat light light 0 10 15 75 68 32.800
  flat light hvy 0 10 15 75 68 33.900
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 2 8 15 76 66 31.0  
  Averages flat light light 2 8 15 76 66 31.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 31.0 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 (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2009 39.2 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
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 39.200
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2009 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
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 23.000
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, the 2009 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2009 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
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 lead hvy 25 5 55 15 80 17.900
  flat light none 15 5 10 70 60 31.000
  flat med hvy 15 5 50 30 75 21.000
  flat med none 5 5 60 30 70 27.000
  flat med hvy 10 60 15 15 70 20.000
  flat med none 19 24 27 30 60 24.900
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 17 36 32 69 23.6  
  Averages flat med light 15 17 36 32 69 23.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent
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 light 0 0 1 99 68 34.400
  flat light hvy 11 22 22 44 60 30.000
  hills med hvy 0 5 5 90 75 30.839
  flat light none 0 0 8 92 68 29.400
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 75 28.480
  flat light hvy 0 0 24 76 75 25.345
  mtns med none 0 0 5 95 75 30.789
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 5 10 84 71 29.9  
  Averages flat light light 2 5 10 84 71 29.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 29.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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 18.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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
hills med none 0 5 45 50 60 22.761
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 5 45 50 60 22.8  
  Averages hills med none 0 5 45 50 60 22.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 suburbs (45 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
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 7 21 71 75 27.800
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 7 21 71 75 27.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 7 21 71 75 27.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 27.8 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 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (7 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 21.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
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 25 50 15 10 75 18.859
  flat med none 0 40 40 20 75 19.677
  flat light none 10 55 20 15 75 22.000
  flat light none 20 60 5 15 60 24.000
  flat light none 10 60 20 10 75 18.553
  hills med hvy 5 5 40 50 75 26.463
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 12 45 23 20 73 21.6  
  Averages flat light none 12 45 23 20 73 21.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 21.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 the suburbs (23 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 30.100
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 80 30.1  
  Averages flat med light 0 50 0 50 80 30.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 30.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (50 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
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 med light 0 25 25 50 75 23.472
  hills med hvy 0 5 5 90 75 29.726
  mtns med light 0 5 10 85 60 38.000
  flat light none 20 60 5 15 60 23.000
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 24 11 60 68 28.5  
  Averages hills med light 5 24 11 60 68 28.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
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 light none 0 5 0 95 65 33.100
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 27.800
  flat light hvy 0 0 65 35 80 26.000
  flat med none 2 18 5 75 75 33.000
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 36.000
  flat light light 0 89 5 5 65 20.500
  flat lead light 10 20 60 10 70 22.800
  flat light none 20 24 25 31 65 28.600
  flat light hvy 0 0 50 50 60 29.800
  flat light none 25 0 0 75 65 29.600
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 65 30.500
  hills med none 10 40 40 10 75 24.400
  flat lead none 20 20 10 50 70 25.000
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 17 22 54 70 28.2  
  Averages flat med light 7 17 22 54 70 28.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 28.2 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2008 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 29.000
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, 2008 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
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 50 50 65 25.646
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 22.208
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.878
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.308
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 65 23.561
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 70 28.571
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 31.118
  flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 29.280
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 25.466
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 65 26.250
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 75 26.471
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 65 23.832
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 24.282
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 25.933
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 28.727
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 25.963
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 65 25.521
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 75 29.880
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 26.354
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 25.380
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.168
  flat med light 0 0 25 75 65 29.178
  flat med none 0 0 55 45 70 26.667
  flat lead none 0 0 50 50 65 24.528
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.688
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 24.630
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 24.887
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 70 28.221
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 25.824
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 24.879
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.007
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 75 27.692
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 25.000
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 21.556
  flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 21.743
  flat lead none 0 0 20 80 65 27.719
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 24.398
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 25.297
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 70 25.621
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 28.412
  flat med none 0 0 25 75 50 25.000
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 65 24.961
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 29.840
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 29.369
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.368
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 65 25.517
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 24.947
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 25.370
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 75 28.519
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 30.743
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 24.268
  flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 29.401
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.881
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 55 24.286
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 65 26.045
  flat med none 0 0 35 65 65 25.576
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 27.575
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 25.569
  flat med hvy 0 0 85 15 70 24.451
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 65 30.602
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 75 28.800
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 25.447
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 65 31.152
  flat med none 0 0 85 15 65 22.932
  flat lead hvy 10 10 15 65 65 29.000
  flat med hvy 0 50 50 0 N/A 22.000
  hills lead hvy 0 0 50 50 65 26.000
  mtns med hvy 8 25 7 60 80 25.500
  flat light light 15 10 50 25 75 29.000
  flat med hvy 2 20 30 48 70 31.000
  flat light light 15 10 50 25 75 29.000
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 24.600
  flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 65 32.000
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 25.301
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 65 30.798
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.497
  flat med none 0 0 85 15 65 23.038
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 23.620
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 27.585
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 30.640
  flat light light 5 10 70 15 60 23.500
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 75 30.000
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 1 2 44 54 67 26.3  
  Averages flat med none 1 2 44 54 67 26.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 26.3 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (44 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
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 33.500
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.000
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.000
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 28.000
  flat med light 1 40 0 59 70 22.900
2007 4dr Wagon 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 22 68 68 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 22 68 68 27.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 27.1 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (10 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
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 23.000
  hills med none 0 30 20 50 60 22.000
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, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
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 33.100
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 30.000
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 13 13 8 68 61 31.6  
  Averages hills light none 13 13 8 68 61 31.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 31.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (8 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
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 light 10 30 35 25 60 23.800
  flat v.lt none 1 15 34 50 60 33.500
  flat v.lt none 2 3 16 79 55 32.000
  flat light none 0 5 50 45 60 28.000
  flat light none 0 5 50 45 60 28.000
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 12 37 49 59 29.1  
  Averages flat light none 3 12 37 49 59 29.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 31.000
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 28.000
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 29.5  
  Averages flat light none 20 20 10 50 60 29.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 29.5 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent
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 light 0 0 15 85 75 32.164
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 55 25.294
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 75 27.229
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 21.472
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 25.707
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 65 27.054
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 24.684
  hills med light 0 0 10 90 75 28.580
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 24.194
  flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 27.733
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 29.337
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 65 27.195
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 55 25.667
  flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 31.625
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 55 23.856
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 70 29.648
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 24.830
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 65 23.510
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.485
  flat med none 0 0 65 35 65 26.063
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 65 29.222
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 31.056
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 24.969
  flat med hvy 0 5 0 95 70 30.429
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 75 30.991
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 26.163
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.681
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 28.507
  flat med none 0 0 85 15 70 24.834
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.333
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 21.467
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 23.716
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 25.600
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 26.688
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 24.908
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 23.714
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.443
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 43 57 67 26.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 43 57 67 26.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 26.3 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 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (43 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
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 lead none 21 22 25 32 80 26.000
  flat light hvy 15 10 15 60 70 26.500
  hills med none 10 10 30 50 65 26.860
  hills v.lt light 21 22 24 33 80 27.700
  hills lead none 21 22 25 32 80 26.300
  hills med hvy 10 10 30 50 75 27.200
  flat light none 15 10 15 60 70 27.602
  flat light light 20 20 0 60 60 26.000
  flat med hvy 15 10 15 60 70 25.500
  flat med hvy 40 40 0 20 60 19.000
  flat med none 15 10 15 60 60 24.800
  flat med none 0 25 15 60 75 31.400
  flat light light 0 20 20 60 75 29.000
  hills light light 5 10 45 40 60 23.000
  flat light none 0 15 25 60 65 28.900
  hills light light 10 10 40 40 65 26.700
  flat med light 20 5 25 50 75 29.800
  flat light light 11 11 0 78 75 32.000
  flat med none 0 3 0 97 75 29.300
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 31.600
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 33.088
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 31.500
  hills med hvy 5 5 10 80 70 28.086
  hills light none 15 5 10 70 75 26.120
  flat lead light 11 11 0 78 75 28.000
  flat light none 0 25 25 50 65 28.500
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 75 28.613
  flat light light 5 0 5 90 60 27.000
  hills med light 5 5 5 85 80 26.200
  hills light none 15 5 10 70 75 28.133
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 12 15 63 71 27.7  
  Averages flat med light 10 12 15 63 71 27.7
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 27.7 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 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
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 med hvy 0 10 30 60 80 32.877
  flat light light 0 10 40 50 80 30.899
  flat lead hvy 0 90 10 0 N/A 17.500
  flat light none 10 5 45 40 80 29.000
  flat med light 10 0 50 40 65 27.900
  flat med hvy 10 10 25 55 70 27.100
  flat light light 0 30 10 60 56 30.200
  hills lead none 0 0 23 77 70 26.000
  hills med none 16 16 16 53 75 29.000
  hills med none 0 0 23 77 75 32.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 17 27 51 72 28.2  
  Averages flat med light 5 17 27 51 72 28.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2007 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
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 31.000
  mtns med light 0 5 5 90 60 31.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2006 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 light 5 20 75 0 N/A 19.900
  hills med light 10 20 70 0 N/A 18.800
  hills med light 5 10 10 75 60 27.000
  flat light none 10 20 20 50 65 32.000
  flat med light 0 10 60 30 75 33.000
  hills med light 20 10 10 60 75 26.600
  hills light none 0 20 20 60 55 27.000
  flat lead none 5 5 5 85 75 28.000
  flat light hvy 1 20 59 20 70 28.000
  flat lead none 0 9 18 73 70 32.000
  flat med light 0 90 5 5 75 21.000
  flat med light 0 90 0 10 60 23.000
  flat v.lt light 0 10 14 76 60 30.000
  flat med none 40 15 5 40 74 23.300
  flat light light 1 2 37 60 65 26.000
  flat med light 10 10 50 30 75 28.400
  flat med light 1 2 37 60 65 28.500
  flat light light 1 2 37 60 65 30.000
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 60 29.000
  flat light none 1 2 37 60 65 25.600
  flat med light 10 10 50 30 75 29.100
  flat lead none 15 50 10 25 75 25.000
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 68 21.800
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 68 30.200
  mtns med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 28.750
  mtns light light 21 23 25 30 65 29.100
  flat light none 25 35 30 10 60 19.900
  hills med hvy 5 15 10 70 75 26.400
  flat light none 25 25 0 50 74 25.600
  flat med light 0 10 60 30 75 28.000
  flat lead light 40 10 10 40 60 26.800
  flat light hvy 10 0 0 90 60 28.000
  flat med none 30 30 10 30 65 28.000
  hills light none 5 10 10 75 75 27.400
  flat med hvy 20 20 0 60 74 25.600
  flat light none 2 4 9 85 70 30.200
  flat med hvy 40 20 0 40 74 24.500
  flat light light 20 5 25 50 74 25.800
  flat med light 0 10 60 30 75 28.000
  flat med hvy 1 1 0 98 74 27.000
  flat med light 14 14 7 64 74 25.800
  flat med light 5 10 50 35 75 27.000
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 16 24 50 69 26.8  
  Averages flat med light 9 16 24 50 69 26.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2006 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
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 v.lt none 0 0 20 80 65 35.052
  flat med light 2 18 20 60 75 27.000
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 65 27.526
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2006 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 light 0 95 0 5 60 19.900
  hills med none 0 0 25 75 80 28.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2006 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
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
hills light none 0 0 40 60 70 25.000
  flat med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 24.300
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
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 light none 5 20 30 45 75 30.700
  flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 31.400
  hills med hvy 5 30 35 30 70 30.000
  hills light hvy 5 10 40 45 75 31.000
  hills med light 5 15 35 45 60 33.000
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 68 45.200
  flat v.lt none 3 8 0 89 50 40.600
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 10 16 24 49 66 34.6  
  Averages hills light light 10 16 24 49 66 34.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 34.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
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 25.329
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 34.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
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 34.500
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, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 26.400
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, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
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 19.500
  flat med light 20 20 30 30 70 21.000
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 10 32 49 68 20.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 10 32 49 68 20.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 20.3 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 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 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 flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
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 28.000
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, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2005 34.5 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
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 36.000
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 60 38.608
  flat light hvy 0 10 90 0 N/A 26.914
  flat light light 10 10 40 40 60 32.000
  flat light light 5 5 5 85 68 38.600
  flat med light 0 35 0 65 70 35.012
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 15 31 49 66 34.5  
  Averages flat light light 5 15 31 49 66 34.5
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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 66 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (15 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004.5 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
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 19.500
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 65 28.000
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, 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004.5 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
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 18.500
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 27.600
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 68 28.100
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, the 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 87 percent
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 23.000
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 8 3 2 87 70 23.0  
  Averages mtns med none 8 3 2 87 70 23.0
With the 270-horsepower 4.0L W8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent
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 28.209
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 3 66 21 70 28.2  
  Averages hills med none 10 3 66 21 70 28.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
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 15.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 24.915
  hills light light 0 0 80 20 60 17.900
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 57 43 60 19.5  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 57 43 60 19.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (43 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
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 28.000
  hills med none 10 3 67 21 70 28.261
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 4 66 26 70 28.1  
  Averages hills med light 5 4 66 26 70 28.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 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 (26 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (4 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
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 80 20 60 15.900
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 80 20 60 15.9  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 0 80 20 60 15.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 15.9 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 most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent
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 27.000
  hills med none 18 45 18 18 60 27.000
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 19 43 19 19 60 27.0  
  Averages hills med none 19 43 19 19 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 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (19 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (19 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
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 21.200
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, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 16.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 16.300
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 60 40 60 16.3  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 60 40 60 16.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 16.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (40 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
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 26.043
  hills light none 2 3 60 35 70 28.000
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 6 3 63 28 70 27.0  
  Averages hills med none 6 3 63 28 70 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 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 (28 percent), in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 18.492
  hills light light 0 0 60 40 60 17.900
  hills light hvy 0 0 60 40 60 18.800
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 60 40 60 18.4  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 0 60 40 60 18.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 18.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (40 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 most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
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 19.000
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
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 40 60 60 19.700
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 40 60 60 19.7  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 0 40 60 60 19.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 19.7 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 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 most or all of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 16.500
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 15.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
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 none 0 0 80 20 65 15.646
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 0 80 20 65 15.6  
  Averages hills light none 0 0 80 20 65 15.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 15.6 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 65 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 not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
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
flat med light 5 21 42 32 70 26.000
  flat med hvy 10 30 60 0 N/A 24.000
  flat light none 20 70 0 10 60 18.000
  flat light none 0 8 0 92 65 33.200
  flat light light 20 15 0 65 65 31.000
  hills med light 26 53 5 16 60 20.000
  hills med none 50 25 10 15 75 21.000
  flat med light 0 20 50 30 65 28.000
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 16 30 21 33 66 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 16 30 21 33 66 25.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
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 none 5 25 40 30 70 32.000
  flat lead hvy 5 25 40 30 70 32.000
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, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 35.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
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
flat light none 15 10 30 45 60 30.800
  flat light light 0 15 20 65 70 41.100
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 40.300
  flat light hvy 10 5 45 40 60 32.800
  flat light light 5 10 50 35 60 33.300
  flat light none 5 15 30 50 60 35.200
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 11 29 54 63 35.6  
  Averages flat light light 6 11 29 54 63 35.6
With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 35.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent
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 23.000
  flat med none 0 6 3 91 70 26.000
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, the 2004 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2004 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
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 29.300
  flat light hvy 5 15 30 50 80 23.000
  flat light hvy 15 35 35 15 70 24.000
  hills light none 15 25 25 35 70 25.500
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 60 22.149
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, 2004 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 32.1 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
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 25 75 60 32.131
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 32.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 32.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 32.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 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 suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 26.000
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, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
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 26.700
  flat light none 15 20 35 30 62 19.600
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 10 18 65 68 23.2  
  Averages flat light none 8 10 18 65 68 23.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.2 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 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 16.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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
hills med none 10 35 30 25 60 16.900
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 10 35 30 25 60 16.9  
  Averages hills med none 10 35 30 25 60 16.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 16.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
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 29.800
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 20 40 30 75 29.8  
  Averages flat light none 10 20 40 30 75 29.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 29.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 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 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 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 not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
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
hills med light 15 25 15 45 65 19.100
  flat med none 25 0 30 45 70 23.100
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 20 13 23 45 68 21.1  
  Averages hills med light 20 13 23 45 68 21.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 21.1 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 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (13 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volkswagen Passat in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 50 0 50 56 28.700
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 50 0 50 56 28.7  
  Averages flat light none 0 50 0 50 56 28.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 56 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 22.100
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 30 15 5 50 65 22.1  
  Averages flat light none 30 15 5 50 65 22.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 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 heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
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 23.814
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 65 20 70 23.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 15 65 20 70 23.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
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
hills med none 10 35 25 30 60 18.400
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 10 35 25 30 60 18.4  
  Averages hills med none 10 35 25 30 60 18.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 18.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
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 31.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 34.000
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 24.000
  flat med light 5 5 15 75 70 29.500
  flat light none 100 0 0 0 N/A 17.000
  hills light none 0 10 20 70 55 26.500
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 18 3 23 58 66 27.0  
  Averages flat light none 18 3 23 58 66 27.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 27.0 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 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (3 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 30.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
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
hills med none 10 70 10 10 65 27.500
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 60 30.000
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 34.000
  flat v.lt none 0 20 20 60 75 31.000
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 60 32.000
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 60 29.000
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 15 20 63 67 30.6  
  Averages flat med none 2 15 20 63 67 30.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (15 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 not used at all.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
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 21.300
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, 2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
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
flat light none 0 0 80 20 75 22.100
  hills med hvy 10 10 60 20 75 19.500
  flat light hvy 20 70 5 5 60 19.000
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, the 2003 Volkswagen Passat 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2003 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 2 percent
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 light light 87 7 3 3 70 19.500
  flat lead light 9 45 45 0 N/A 18.500
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 gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002.5 30.5 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent
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 20 80 70 30.800
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 30.200
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, 2002.5 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
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 21.830
  mtns light none 0 0 30 70 60 21.830
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
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 21.500
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, 2002 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
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 22.600
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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
hills med light 10 20 40 30 65 25.500
  flat med light 20 20 20 40 65 24.600
  flat med none 38 28 28 6 60 23.000
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 23 23 29 25 63 24.4  
  Averages flat med light 23 23 29 25 63 24.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Volkswagen Passat has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (23 percent), and in the city (23 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
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 none 5 35 50 10 65 24.300
  flat light none 27 21 21 30 60 16.000
  flat med none 5 35 50 10 70 24.600
  flat med none 5 35 50 10 70 23.070
  flat light light 25 25 25 25 70 25.400
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 75 27.300
  flat light light 0 30 20 50 65 29.000
  flat light light 50 30 15 5 65 18.000
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 70 35.000
  flat light none 33 28 33 6 60 22.500
  flat lead none 5 70 20 5 70 21.900
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 15 30 29 26 67 24.3  
  Averages flat med none 15 30 29 26 67 24.3
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 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 32.4 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
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 20 0 0 80 60 32.600
  flat med light 25 0 0 75 60 30.600
  hills med none 0 30 0 70 85 37.000
  flat med light 20 0 0 80 60 31.563
  flat med light 25 0 0 75 60 33.100
  flat med light 25 0 0 75 60 29.800
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 19 5 0 76 64 32.4  
  Averages flat med light 19 5 0 76 64 32.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy has been averaging 32.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Volkswagen Passats in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (19 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
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 24.400
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 65 24.252
  flat med light 18 30 2 50 65 22.400
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2002 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent
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 22.000
  mtns light none 0 0 10 90 75 26.500
  hills med light 0 0 50 50 80 22.000
  mtns light none 10 10 10 70 75 24.500
  flat med light 5 20 25 50 70 21.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2001.5 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
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 20.000
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2001.5 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent
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 30.200
  flat med none 0 22 33 44 74 23.500
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.
 
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat 2000 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 98 percent
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 33.600
  flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 32.700
  flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 31.100
2000 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 32.5  
  Averages flat light none 0 2 0 98 37 32.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Volkswagen Passat gas mileage has been averaging 32.5 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 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
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.
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average economy for the 5 cylinder engine is 27mpg
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.
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).
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Good fuel economy
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Highway > 30mpg
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 MPG in mostly city driving so far.
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.
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get 5-7 MPG above the (pre 2008) EPA sticker on this car but with a similar driving style on a previous car was returning 2-3 MPG below the (pre 2008) EPA sticker.
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
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
19.5 overall mpg
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.
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.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
ok MPG, but requires premium.
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.
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.
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.
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
V6 is very thirsty in the city.
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I don't think 21 mpg is that good!
 

Volkswagen Passat Gas Mileage (MPG)

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