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Volkswagen Jetta MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
18 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 19 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 22 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 40 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 20 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 22.72
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 22.72 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 66.9 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (30.7 percent), in heavy traffic (0.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2003 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
48 MPG see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Consistently get 45 - 50 mpg mixed city/highway see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Around town, this vehicle averages roughly 37-39 mpg- not too shabby. However, one must consider the skyrocketing price of diesel fuel into this equation... see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Average between 30 and 35 mpg even when driven hard. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
Driven hard, I still get 31-32 mpg. driven like a normal human, I get 38-39. I really cant complain. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
4-speed automatic FWD
Average with automatic 39.5 mpg. In all types of driving. Have gotten as much as 44 mpg on long trips see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
It gets better mpg than any other new wagon. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Sticker said 50 highway (for the 5spd diesel wagon) I averaged 48 over 40,000 of ownership, and I drove it like a rental car. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
What's not to like about 40+ mpg around town and 55+ mpg on the highway? Seriously, any car after this will be a disappointment. And it's not like the engine is a wheezy rattler. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Diesel get 50+ mpg highway - better than any hybrid. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
 

2003 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.