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Volkswagen Jetta MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 20 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 32 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 44 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 60 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 57 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 61 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 60 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 76 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 48 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 52 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 59 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 53 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 67 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 50 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 43 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 22 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 21 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 35 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 40 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 49 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 54 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 54 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 40 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 55 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 43 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 31 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 19 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
57 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
58 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
59 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
60 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
61 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
62 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
63 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
64 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2017 2017 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD 41.58
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With the turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 41.58 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2017 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 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 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2016 2016 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 34.11
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2015 2015 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.92
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 44.83
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 33.45
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 32.57
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 32.46
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.4L I4 Hybrid 7-sp automated manual FWD 41.3
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 30
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 47.5
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 44.31
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.4
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 44.32
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 31.32
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.23
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 41.22
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 37.82
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 23.33
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.6
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.75
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 26.67
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.28
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 42.2
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 39.27
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 31.2
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 25.2
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.25
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 40.24
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 41.48
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 29.4
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 33.8
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 28.51
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.32
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 35.54
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 25.76
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 30.11
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.07
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.48
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 27.27
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 40.9
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 27.46
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.62
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 42.58
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 35
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 39.23
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp automated manual FWD 28.67
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 45.35
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.8
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 39.2
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 18.57
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 51.61
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 45.57
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 30.1
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 24.5
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 43.43
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 32.83
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2005.5 2005.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 36.46
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2005.5 2005.5 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 26.77
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2005.5 2005.5 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.13
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2005.5 2005.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 42.5
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 24.5
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.17
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 43.68
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 41
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 32.59
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 23.69
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 32.26
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 48.82
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2004.5 2004.5 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L I5 5-sp manual FWD 32
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2004.5 2004.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 47.54
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 22.72
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 33.02
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.23
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 47.73
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 45.5
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 31.3
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 24.75
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 20
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 44.98
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 40.6
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 25
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 39.86
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.66
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 46.11
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 40.83
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 24.25
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 21.13
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.4
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 43
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 22
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 29.46
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 40.95
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.15
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 32.26
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 19.5
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 50
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 30.67
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 115-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 29.13
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 19.3
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1999.5 1999.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 63.65
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Volkswagen's hybrid approach is nothing like Toyota's, and not much like Honda's, either. There's no CVT transmission. And no Atkinson cycle engine where the intake valves remain open longer (good for efficiency, not good for power). Instead, the transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual much like that offered in VW's non-hybrids. The engine is a small, 1.4-liter four-cylinder--but with a turbocharger. Total output, 170 horsepower, far exceeds the Acura's 115. As in nearly all current hybrids except those from Toyota and Ford, the electric motor is sandwiched between the engine and transmission. Unlike in the Honda, the engine can be declutched from the electric motor, permitting the latter to propel the car all by itself. With no CVT, no Atkinson cycle, and a turbo, VW's recipe doesn't sound like the best one for fuel economy. But the Jetta Hybrid does quite well. Though far more powerful than the ILX Hybrid, the VW's EPA numbers are much better, 42 mpg city, 48 mpg highway vs. 39 and 38, respectively. What's more, with its engine overmatched ILX is likely to fall short of its EPA numbers for all but the most patient drivers. In my driving the Jetta Hybrid's trip computer reported an average of 46 in suburban driving and about 40 driving on a 70-mph highway (less on a hot day going in one direction, more on a cooler day when returning). On rural, 55-mph highways, the trip computer reported averages in the high 40s, verifying the EPA number. I've observed 50-plus mpg in a Toyota Prius. But the much quicker (we'll get to this) Jetta Hybrid has all of the other hybrids beat. The Jetta Hybrid does require premium gas. But so does the ILX Hybrid. What about the Jetta TDI diesel? The EPA estimates much worse fuel economy, 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. But in a recent test of a Beetle with the same engine I observed trip computer averages close to those of the Jetta Hybrid. Other reviewers have reported similar real-world numbers for both powertrains. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
 

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

Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
I am averaging 39mpg with mixed driving. It would be higher but it is a fun car and it is difficult to maintain discipline for an entire tank of fuel. 500 miles is a long way to drive conservative lol. My economy keeps rising as the engine breaks in which can be up to 60000 miles. I love that it is as efficient as a hybrid, but does it at 80mph and doesnt feel gutless. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Stellar vehicle all around. Fuel economy is amazing, have gotten as low as 4.9L/100km with 110 km/hr highway driving and one driver and one passenger. Loaded, it still comes under 5.5. (I am not a heavy footed driver but do cruise at posted highway speeds plus a bit. Comfortable all around. Three months and 12,000km into ownership and I like it more and more. I checked out a whole bunch of cars and wanted fuel economy so had looked at the hybrids then thought that this is a proven technology, drove one and was sold on it. The hybrids that I drove were more expensive and all had a quirk or two when driving (including the Jetta hybrid) see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Averaging around 41mpg in the first week - my daily commute is 96 miles round trip. That mpg paired with the fun-to-drive factor made a VW diesel an easy choice for me over the hybrids I test drove. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
With the TDI, I'm easily getting 45+ on the highway. The in-car MPG is a few MPG over actuals. Drove 600 miles in my first tank of gas. Even with a bike rack with three bikes on the back of my car (lots of extra drag), I was getting 40 MPG on a 180-mile highway trip. Fuel economy is better than excellent for a non-hybrid. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I drive 80 miles a day, 70/30 highway/city. I average 39 mpg per tank driving at an average 75 mph on highway. My normal range before I fill up is about 530 miles according to the trip computer, and there is still more than an 8th of tank left. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2011 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While rated at only 32 MPG highway, I drove the Jetta roundtrip from Bakersfield, CA to Las Vegas, NV (300 miles each way, over 3 mountain passes) and the car returned 37 MPG at a cruising speed of 80 MPH. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
They say 30/42 MPG, I have NEVER seen below 34 mpg and that was trying to burn some fuel. Our first trip was to the Tri-state area in West NC. Hand calculated to 46.3mpg. We constantly get 42-43mpg on the highway, and 37-39 around town, which is 30mph driving. My wife and I both drive fast on the highway, On average the Cruise control is set between 75-85 (tends to be on the higher side). see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Ability to get close to 50 MPG see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
On my first tank i am looking at approx 600 miles on a tank full of fuel (14.5 gals) see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
20 city - 25 hwy. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
20-22 mpg see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Combined city/hwy is only low to mid 20 MPG see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Worst in segment for the gas engine see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Thirsty in the city see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It could be better-I average 27-28 MPG in mixed city/highway driving. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Even when driving extremely conservatively, I have never been able to get much more than 30 mpg highway on this car, which seems low for a car of this size and power. A taller overdrive might help in this regard. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.8L V6
6-speed manual FWD
My mileage during the winter was not too good. My daily commute is short, so the car barely gets to full operating temperature. My Civic Si did considerably better around town. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2002 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I average between 18-22. Not very good for an economy car. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
 

Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.