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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Fuel Economy Update for December

January 3, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

The end of December marked the end of our first month with our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI and its fuel-economy-centric 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Thanks to fairly impressive range, we've only run through three tanks of fuel over more than 1,200 miles of driving.

What kind of fuel economy is our new gasoline-powered Passat returning and, importantly, how is it comparing to our diesel Passat? Find out below.

Worst Fill MPG: 24.1
Best Fill MPG: 27.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.1
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 city/34 highway)
Best Range: 451
Current Odometer: 2,280

Now, let's take a look at the Passat TDI's fuel economy from November. Just for kicks.

Worst Fill MPG: 25.2
Best Fill MPG: 43.8
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.7
EPA MPG Rating: 34 Combined (30 city/40 highway)
Best Range: 733.8
Current Odometer: 11,031

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 2,280 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Volkswagen Passat in VA is:

$205 per month*
* Explanation