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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2017 2017 4dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 31.04
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With the turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 31.04 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 66.1 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (3.4 percent), in heavy traffic (0.2 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2017 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

2017 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
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2016 Compared to a crossover, a wagon should also go farther on a gallon of gas, especially on the highway, as it has a smaller frontal area to propel through the atmosphere. In the EPA's tests, the Mazda CX-5 (with front-wheel-drive) managed to slightly outscore the Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen, 26 to 25 mpg. But the GSW fares better in the highway test, 35 vs. 33 mpg. In my real-world suburban driving, I had a much easier time getting the trip computer average over 30 mpg in the Volkswagen, and occasionally even nudged it to 40. In a couple of 70-mph highway drives the VW averaged 37 mpg, a little better than its EPA rating. The CX-5's trip computer averages were usually in the mid-20s, and sometimes in the upper 20s, but rarely got to 30. Granted, the tested CX-5 had all-wheel-drive, which likely cost it a couple mpg (24/30 in the EPA tests). Fuel economy will also vary more with driving style in the VW, with its smaller (1.8-liter vs. 2.5-liter) but turbocharged engine. By nature turbocharged engines use less fuel when driven with a light foot, but will literally force feed themselves when asked to do so. Drive the Golf SportWagen con brio, and the trip computer average will plummet below 25. Whether you get 25 mpg or 35 mpg in the suburbs in this car really is up to you. Experimenting with various styles of driving--for science--I averaged 27.8 for the entire week. The GSW's predecessor, the Jetta SportWagen, was powered by an engine more similiar in specification to the Mazda's, a normally aspirated 2.5 (albeit with this displacement spread over five cylinders rather than four). In the EPA's tests it managed only 23/30. Overall, both the Volkswagen and the Mazda get excellent fuel economy for vehicles with their combination of cargo hauling capacity and performance, but the VW's lesser frontal area and smaller engine give it more upside potential. For those desiring even better fuel economy, the Golf SportWagen used to be available with a 31/42-rated diesel engine. You've probably heard why the TDI is no longer available. While the 1.8T engine can't match the now verboten diesel's combination of low-end torque and fuel efficiency, you'll be hard-pressed to find a gasoline engine in an affordable compact that comes closer. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Gas Mileage (MPG)

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