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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
9 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2009 2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.49
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With the turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI has been averaging 27.49 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 72.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
2009 2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 27.27
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.35
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 24.89
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 25.54
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2009 2009 2dr Hatch 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 17.11
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get 30 easily driving it 50/50 city and highway, and not being particularly hard on it (but not beating it either). see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Among similar "hot hatch" models, the GTI gets the best fuel economy by 5-10 mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I like the gearing of the 6-speed and the high-way economy of 31+ mpg. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
So far averaging 25mpg with spirited mix of city (65%) and hwy (35%) driving. Great fuel economy even for a fast turbo charged car. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I get 22 MPG in mostly city use, over 32 MPG on the highway. Accptable considering I tend to drive with enthusiasm. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging 27.7 mpg in mixed, spirited driving. Good mix of turbocharged power and 4 cylinder economy. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Gives 27-30mpg when driven aggressively at intersyate speeds, 32-38mpg with conservative driving, even with mid-grade gasoline. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Best combination of acceleration and mpg. Routinely get 29-30mpg overall,as high as 36 on highway. Amazing for 200hp. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
24-27MPG 50% freeway, 50% traffic see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Does not get very good gas mileage. 20-21mpg? The fuel map has weird cutoff points and the stock intake system has a HUGE delay + drive by wire delay see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I avg about 25/26 mostly hwy/I understand with the bigger motor less economy but low compared to others in this category/ but if speed is what your after this may be for you its faster than most in this category . see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I only get about 23-26mpg, even on long highway trips. The EPA rating for highway is 29 and I struggle to even come close. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
18 city 23 highway is nothing to brag about considering it only has 250hp w/ 6 gears. It has drastically improved since covering 2k miles; last tank was well over 25mpg in mixed driving. Weight of AWD, stong winds, and stop/go kill the mileage. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
averaging about 7 l/100 km, shuld be better on the highway see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The economy is OK for a sporty car, but it requires premium fuel for best performance. A sacrifice I am willlng to live with. see full Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI review
 

2009 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 Golf / Rabbit / GTI's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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