2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Fuel Economy Update for February
March 4, 2013
We spun our feisty Beetle Turbo's odometer nearly 1,200 additional miles during February, a month which also saw a couple of milestones. One was expected, as we hit the 15,000-mile mark. The other was a pleasant surprise.
A new record for best fuel economy, 32.6 miles per gallon, was established. The latter handily beats the EPA highway estimate of 30 mpg. Meanwhile, at 23.9 mpg, our lifetime average is only about a single mile per gallon off the EPA combined estimate. Overall, this is pretty impressive considering the Beetle's constant battle with L.A.'s notorious traffic and our staff's occasionally leaden feet.
Worst Fill MPG: 15.8
Best Fill MPG: 32.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 23.9
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): 22 city/30 highway/25 combined
Best Range: 423.5
Current Odometer: 15,178
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 15,178 miles