2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Fuel Economy Update for May - Small Gains Toward EPA Rating
June 16, 2015
Our long-term 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI continues its incremental climb toward the EPA combined rating of 28 mpg, adding 0.2 mpg to its lifetime average during the month of May. Although 26.3 mpg over nearly 11,000 miles of driving remains mildly disappointing, it's an easier pill to swallow when you take into account the GTI's invigorating acceleration.
Indeed, considering that our base Mini Cooper long-termer is hovering around 28 mpg with 76 fewer horses and 96 fewer torques, I'd say the VW's acquitting itself fairly well. And now we know that 34.5 mpg is within the realm of possibility, so it seems there's room for further improvement.
Worst Fill MPG: 19.4
Best Fill MPG: 34.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.3
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (25 City/33 Highway)
Best Range: 376.5
Current Odometer: 10,728
Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor