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Volkswagen Passat Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD

flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
flat light light 0 30 20 50 65 29.000
flat light light 25 25 25 25 70 25.400
flat med light 0 0 5 95 70 35.000
hills med light 10 20 30 40 75 27.300
flat light light 50 30 15 5 65 18.000
flat light none 33 28 33 6 60 22.500
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flat lead none 5 70 20 5 70 21.900
flat med none 5 35 50 10 65 24.300
flat med none 5 35 50 10 70 24.600
flat med none 5 35 50 10 70 23.070
flat light none 27 21 21 30 60 16.000

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat

2002 Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Good MPG with the 5 speed manual. The turbo only kicks in when you need it (Well, .5 seconds after you need it - turbo lag) see full Volkswagen Passat review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I get right around the EPA estimate of 20 mpg around town. However, I frequently see mid to high 30's on the highway, which is way above the EPA rating! see full Volkswagen Passat review
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
16 in town...26 highway at 75 mph 3 adults with the air on see full Volkswagen Passat review
2002 Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy could be slightly better, city driving usually gets about 17 mpg. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2003 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Averaging 21mpg in suburban/highway driving for a long time... not so great. A high-torque engine and heavy chassis requires lots of gallons of premium fuel. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2003 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
As an 8 cylinder engine, the overall fuel economy is not as good as the Passat 6 or 4 cylinder versions. Expect, on average, to get 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with a mixed of around 19-20mpg. 21 Gallon tank can be quite expensive to fill. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I don't think 21 mpg is that good! see full Volkswagen Passat review
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
V6 is very thirsty in the city. see full Volkswagen Passat review
 

2002 Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.