Fuel Economy Update for September — MPG Remains Flat - 2015 Audi A3 Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Audi A3: Fuel Economy Update for September — MPG Remains Flat

by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 18,608 miles on October 5, 2015

2015 Audi A3

In August and September combined, we drove our long-term 2015 Audi A3 about 2,500 miles and averaged 25.2 miles per gallon of 91 octane. Those miles included a grand mix of environments, from longer highway hauls to the short-trip shuffle on Saturdays.

Mileage for the nine fill-ups ranged from 20.7 mpg to 29.2 mpg.

Considering our thirst for speed and our tendency to drive the A3 almost exclusively in Sport mode, trading the negative effect on fuel efficiency for better response, it's impressive that the A3's lifetime mileage remains just below its combined EPA rating of 27 mpg.

Since it joined our fleet last fall, our all-wheel-drive A3, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, has averaged 26.0 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 17.8 
Best Fill MPG: 35.1 
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.0 
EPA MPG Rating: 27 Combined (24 City/33 Highway) 
Best Range: 418.2
Current Odometer: 18,608

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 18,608 miles

 

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