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Volkswagen Passat MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 280-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.6
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With the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat 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 51.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (32.5 percent), in the city (13.8 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 28.72
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 43.03
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2012 The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is offered with three engines: a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter five-cylinder, a 280-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, and a 140-horsepower four-cylinder turbodiesel. The first gets the job done, and the second performs at least as well as competitors' V6s, but the third is something that no one else offers in a mainstream midsize sedan in North America. Don't let the peak power figure fool you. Diesels peak at low rpm, so while they can't match gas engines for peak power they perform at least as well in typical driving, while getting much better fuel economy. The Passat TDI earns EPA ratings for 30 mpg city and 40 highway, quite good for a large sedan. And many drivers do considerably better. During my test drive the trip computer reported high 30s in suburban driving and about 50 on the highway. see full Volkswagen Passat review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Routinely getting 45-51+ on the highway and 35-38 in town with the TDI see full Volkswagen Passat review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
really exceedes my expectations. based on what i read and the fact that i do 95% hwy driving i expected to exceed the epa estimate of 43 mpg. in reality i can obtain upwards of 54mpg (computer) or ~51 mpg (corrected) on rural highways (62mph) and 47mpg on interstates (75mph) without a problem. that is in the neighborhood of a 10-20% improvement ABOVE epa estimates. simply amazing. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average economy for the 5 cylinder engine is 27mpg see full Volkswagen Passat review
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Great gas mileage...I commute about 45 miles a day for work (all highway) and I average about 33 mpg. Plus, the car does not require premium fuel, which is an added bonus. see full Volkswagen Passat review
 

2012 Volkswagen Passat Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Volkswagen Passat's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.