2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 3, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Our 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI continued its fuel-thrifty ways in January. It still only requires about three fill-ups a month, and is averaging 36.5 miles per gallon. Its lifetime best and worst fills continue unchanged from last month, at 44.4 gallons and 25.2 respectively. It spent most of the month with Edmunds Senior Automotive Editor Brent Romans, roaming California's Central Valley.

On my short stay with the car this week, I was doing a mix of freeway and around-town driving and I loved seeing the nice, fat 35-36 mpg averages on the Passat's MFI display.

Worst Fill MPG: 25.2
Best Fill MPG: 44.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.5
EPA MPG Rating: 34 combined (30 city/40 highway)
Best Range: 733.5
Current Odometer: 13,373

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 13,373 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Volkswagen Passat in VA is:

$154 per month*
* Explanation