Fuel Economy Update for January - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 4, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

We drove our VW Beetle Turbo just 617 miles this month. That's off-pace for us, but this is also coming after a three-month spell during which we covered some ground. From October to December, we racked up 6,300 miles. So the Beetle earned a bit of a rest this month.

Our best MPG this month was 30.7, which is just shy of our best overall MPG in our time with the car (30.9). Over the course of 617 miles this month, including a road trip up the central California coast, driving around with a bambino in the backseat, and a 10,000-mile oil change and service, we averaged 23.2 miles per gallon of 91 octane, pretty close to the Beetle's 25 mpg combined EPA rating.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 14,148 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 15.8
Best Fill MPG: 30.9
Average Lifetime MPG: 23.8
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): 22 city/30 highway/25 combined
Best Range: 423.5
Current Odometer: 14,148

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