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Volkswagen Jetta MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 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 3 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp automated manual FWD 24.5
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volkswagen Jettas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 67.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32.5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2004 Volkswagen Jetta in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
50 miles to the imperial gallon see full Volkswagen Jetta review
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 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 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
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 Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Jetta TDI - Typical economy is in the mid 40s to mid 50s. 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
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
2004 Volkswagen Jetta Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
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
 

2004 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.