2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Fuel Economy Update for July
August 2, 2013
We put 1,225 miles on our long-term 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI during the month of July. That's a low total for us, but several of us are planning road trips in August, including our technical director, Dan Edmunds, who will be traveling to Oregon. One way or another, we'll get our diesel Passat's mileage up.
Although no one topped last month's range record of 616 miles, we set a new high for mpg on a single tank at 42.4 mpg.
We also recorded a new low for mpg at 25.2 mpg. Blame Southern California traffic for that one. Nevertheless, our VW Passat TDI's lifetime fuel economy is already above its EPA Combined rating at 36.3 mpg. Not bad at all considering we haven't even made it to the 5,000-mile mark.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 4,346 miles
Worst Fill MPG: 25.2
Best Fill MPG: 42.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.3
EPA MPG Rating: 34 Combined (30 City / 40 Highway)
Best Range: 616 miles
Current Odometer: 4,346 miles