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Volkswagen Beetle MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 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 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2014 2014 2dr Convertible 150-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 33.39
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With the 170-horsepower 2.5L I5 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle has been averaging 33.39 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetles 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 city (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2014 Volkswagen Beetle in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2013 2013 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 19.55
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 29.57
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2010 2010 2dr Convertible 150-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.39
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2010 2010 2dr Hatch 150-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28
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2006 2006 2dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 48.1
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2006 2006 2dr Hatch 150-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 25.8
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 24.95
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 33.9
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 115-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.5
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2004 2004 2dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 42.86
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2004 2004 2dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 25
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2003 2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 28
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2003 2003 2dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 26.45
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2002 2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 46.3
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2002 2002 2dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 24.9
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2001 2001 2dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 29.1
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2001 2001 2dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 31.87
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2001 2001 2dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 26.88
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2000 2000 2dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 46.3
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Beetle

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

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

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

Volkswagen Beetle Gas Mileage (MPG)

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