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Volkswagen Beetle MPG


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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2003 2003 2dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 28
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle has been averaging 28 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volkswagen Beetles in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2003 Volkswagen Beetle in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
2003 2003 2dr Hatch 115-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 26.45
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle

2003 Volkswagen Beetle Real Gas Mileage: Pros
2002 2dr Hatch turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
A real-world 50+ miles per gallon. This is achieved by going 55 MPH or thereabouts, and on limited-access hiways. In-town mileage of course is worse. see full Volkswagen Beetle review
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Real Gas Mileage: Cons
2004 2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Less than 25 mpg. see full Volkswagen Beetle review

2003 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Beetle's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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