Fuel Economy Update for October - 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Fuel Economy Update for October

November 6, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

In the 31 days of October we drove our long-term 2013 VW Passat TDI 1,079.4 miles and used 27.7 gallons of diesel in the process. That's an average of 39 mpg, which is much higher than the Passat's combined EPA rating of 34 mpg.

In fact, we consistently beat the Passat's combined EPA number. So far we've driven our silver Passat a total of 9,730 miles at an average of 36.8 mpg. Pretty cool.

Worst Fill MPG: 25.2
Best Fill MPG: 43.8
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.8
EPA MPG Rating: 34 Combined (30 city/40 Highway)
Best Range: 733.8
Current Odometer: 9,730

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 9,730 miles


  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    This is really amazing. The Passat is a big car and the are no complaints about performance to go along with outstanding range and mpg. Cost needs to come down a little bit and we will all be driving diesels.

  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    No track days with the Passat, lol?

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