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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: August Fuel Economy Update - Just Another Month Burning Gas

By Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on September 11, 2015

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

We added another 1,400 or so miles to our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI in August. After a very busy July which saw the GTI traveling to Colorado and Arizona, August was mostly spent in routine daily duty hauling coolers and bicycles.

But the bottom line, the common denominator pulling every month of life with our GTI together, is that it always burns fuel. The only question is how much. This is the post every month where we answer that question.

We filled the GTI only five times last month with tanks ranging between 28.8 and 22.9 mpg, none of which changed our best or worst fills of 38.5 and 19.4 mpg, respectively. The reduction in highway mileage dropped our lifetime average one-tenth of an mpg from 27.5 to 27.4 mpg. Woo hoo.

Here are the digits for August:

Worst Fill MPG: 19.4
Best Fill MPG: 38.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.4 
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (25 City/33 Highway)
Best Range: 480.3

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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