2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat: Fuel Economy Update For June

July 2, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Passat

We added about 2,000 miles to our long-term 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI during June. The majority of that came from normal driving around Los Angeles, but we did use the car for a 400-mile road trip at the end of the month.

For June, we averaged 38.3 mpg. That's about 4 mpg above the EPA's 34 mpg estimate for combined driving. The Passat's lifetime average is a bit lower at 36.7 mpg but overall this is one of the few cars in our fleet that looks like it will stay above the EPA's combined estimate for its stay with us.

We also got the most miles so far out of a tank of fuel this month: 616 miles (from 15.9 gallons of diesel).

Worst Fill MPG: 27.1
Best Fill MPG: 40.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.7
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 34
Best Range: 616 miles
Current Odometer: 3,120 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,120 miles

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

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