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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 med light 5 21 42 32 70 26.000
hills med none 50 25 10 15 75 21.000
hills med light 26 53 5 16 60 20.000
flat light none 20 70 0 10 60 18.000
flat light none 0 8 0 92 65 33.200
flat med light 0 20 50 30 65 28.000
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flat light light 20 15 0 65 65 31.000
flat med hvy 10 30 60 0 N/A 24.000

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat

2004 Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It is a TDI diesel, and gets 42-44 mpg on the highway see full Volkswagen Passat review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Unbeatable TDI economy see full Volkswagen Passat review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Diesel fuel economy, need I say more see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Acceptable- given that I haul a 110 pound dog and 2 kids and a surfboard a lot of the time. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The freeway and mixed-driving fuel economy is high for a comfortable 5-passenger car, which compensates for the higher price of diesel fuel. see full Volkswagen Passat review
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
2004 Volkswagen Passat Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
19.5 overall mpg see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I expected 23-24 overall, and 26-28 highway. I get 25 highway and 22 overall, tops. Have to use premium or a mix of plus and premium. Tank is small. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For the lack of power and performance I would have expected 15% - 20% more mileage that getting. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
ok MPG, but requires premium. see full Volkswagen Passat review
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 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
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
 

2004 Volkswagen Passat Gas Mileage (MPG)

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